Hello everyone! It appears that all our posts sent out from the Los Angeles area went nowhere and we've had no chance to update since then. Here is the condensed version, without pictures.
Next day we were off to Santa Barbara before the weather changed. We managed to snag the supposed last spot in the huge municipal marina and stayed put for three days while the winds blew and the first rains of the year dumped down. Santa Barbara has an efficient electric shuttle which we took advantage of for 25 cents a ride, to sight-see, shop and provision, but we were still soaked by the time we reached the boat. Thursday, October 15 we were fueling up and ready to leave when the sun finally came back out. (Posting now to ensure it gets on the blog while we have Internet).