|Distinctive red rocks of Los Gatos|
San Jose Channel had a slight swell running southward as we turned left and northbound, with either Timbabichie or Los Gatos as our destination, 26 and 28 nms respectively. The winds were forecast as NW 6 - 7 knots, but we had light SSE winds most of the way. That meant motor sailing to keep our progress at 5 knots. Dolphins passed us heading south. As we headed in to check out the Timbabichie anchorage about 13:00 hours we enjoyed the company of a few more. This anchorage is more exposed and open to the east and south east; as as the winds had been "easting", we chose to continue the remaining few miles to Los Gatos.
|Timbabichie - open to the east and south|
|Dolphins passing by|
|Looking northward with campers on beach and sailboat at anchor|
|View southwest across sandy beach|
The day was becoming hot! 80 degrees F as we put up our sunshades; the water was actually 72 degrees F, the warmest we'd had so far. It was so tempting to jump in to cool off. A lazy afternoon, a treat to relax and enjoy the distinctive scenery and contemplate the upcoming days of our trip. We were only here for one night. The lethargy that set in decided us to admire, rather than hike the surrounding rocks and shoreline. On our first visit, we had joined friends on the shore and climbed the smooth faced rocks and walked the extensive beach.
|Cattle at the shore - we wondered if they actually drank the salt water?|