San Simeon Bay AKA Hearst Castle
Trip Start Jul 23, 2013
52Trip End May 31, 2014
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We had another uneventful run down from Monterey. We left the dock at 0600 just before the sun came up. We dropped anchor in San Simeon Bay literally moments before total darkness at 7:30 and just as the full harvest moon rose above the distant mountain ridge. The wind predictions had finally come down and were forecast to be 10-20 knots from the NW. It should have been a delightful downwind sail. Unfortunately once again there wasn't enough wind to sail and not get thrashed about. We unfurled the sails in a valiant attempt but those big waves were too much. Imagine being inside a washing machine. That's what it's like onboard in those conditions but without the water, soap or conditioner of course.
On the last bit of the journey down we could see Hearst's castle perched up on a hill surrounded by greenery
Next stop Morro Bay.