Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stillwater Cove

We left Wednesday morning to make the trip around Monterey peninsula to Stillwater Cove (14.1 NM). The trip was rather foggy, with about a half to one mile visibility until it cleared to a gorgeous blue sky as we entered Stillwater Cove in the shadow of Pebble Beach golf course. The cove is aptly named as the extensive kelp beds keep the water pretty flat and tricky for anchoring. Fortunately we were able to call the local harbormaster and were able to get onto a mooring ball. But there is a bit of a southerly swell that makes it into the cove, so we are swaying to and fro at our mooring ball. Besides the beautiful golf course and homes, a striking thing about the cove is the lack of otters or seals.

View from stern:

View from bow:

We woke up Thursday morning to a thin layer of ash on the boat – we understand due to a forest fire in the Bonnie Doon area near Santa Cruz.

We spent the afternoon ashore. The Pebble Beach Club is getting ready for their part of the car show – both vintage cars and new ones – with a focus on luxury car$. We felt sorry for a nice Ferrari we saw with a thin layer of ash on it… After walking through the Lodge at the 18th green and the Beach Club, we spent some time just playing cards on the beach.

There’s a large power yacht anchored just outside of us. Looks like about 90' – Far Niente. There are people being ferried out this evening for what looks like a big party aboard – our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail…

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