Four Summer Study veterans and two newbies arrived in Monterey Harbor aboard “Sonata”, a Morgan 38’ sloop. They left the dock in Sausalito on Saturday morning and sailed under the Golden Gate southbound on an ebb tide. Thirteen hours later at midnight, they arrived in Santa Cruz harbor, where they spent the night aboard. After breakfast on the beach, they left for the cruise across the bay to Monterey. Along the way, they detoured to watch a pod of humpback whales and hundreds of dolphins frolicking in the waves (or feeding or mating… it’s hard to tell). After arriving in the harbor and renting a slip for the week, they took a taxi to Asilomar with enough time for a welcome shower before dinner and the opening plenary.
Sonata will be going out again Wednesday afternoon for more whale watching. The crew will shove off on the return voyage after lunch on Friday, planning to arrive back in Sausalito by Saturday night or Sunday morning (depending on wind and and waves).
Is this the beginning of a new trend for travel to energy camp?