Pelagia sailed fast (>7 kn at times) and the steering worked well (no issues with weather helm, etc).
Along the way, we saw many (!) whales: humpback and one other kind. On arrival in Monterrey we were greeted by the cacophonous sea lions, as well as sea otters.
|Monterrey welcome committee|
In stark contrast to Santa Cruz, Monterrey Harbour was well-organized. No concerns coming in. Better priced than Santa Cruz; clean facilities, and free wifi. (SC Harbour could learn much from Monterrey.)
Decided to take a berth at the dock (moorings were also available).
Also at Santa Barbara: SV Marova; SV Confidence; SV Falcon VII; SV Loon