2018 Mini Cruise (Day 6)

The final day of the trip was the longer stretch of coast back to Santa Cruz. Going south is always easier as the wind and waves are on our back. Except today there was no wind and no swell, just glassy seas.

N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell
NW 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy

Would have been nice to have the 10 knots of wind from the forecast, but it was mostly in the range of 0-5 all day. So, another day of nearly all motoring, unfortunately.

The seas were so calm that the jellyfish were on the surface in large numbers, always fun to see. Also saw one fairly small (maybe 4ft) Mola Mola sunning itself.

Didn’t take any photos but I have some video of the jellyfish which I’ll process later.

Arrived in Santa Cruz harbor about two hours after sunset.

Total for the day: 50 nautical miles.