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Trip Log: Return to the California Channel Islands

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I'd been sailing all night, cold in the big dark waves, bright stars above and bright phosphorescence in the water. I was sitting on the platform between my main hull and the outrigger, with my feet over the water.
Suddenly something glowing big in the water under me.
Three dolphins swimming right under my feet in formation.Three giant shapes all lit up with glow-specks like moving windows to the stars, flowing phosphorescent galaxies.
They'd schooled up with my canoe!
Then they shot off ahead in calligraphic curlicues, thowing glow-bursts off their tails,
goofing off in the waves.
They're clicking and chirping at me. How do I answer?

And how did I get here?



This is the story of my second trip to the California Channel Islands.
At the end of the first trip I left my outrigger canoe stashed on an island and returned by ferry during a storm.  A month and a half later I went back.
 
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Step 1: Channel Islands

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That line is an approximation of my outbound travel path. 
I'll take the ferry from Ventura to Prisoner's Harbor in the middle of Santa Cruz Island.
Then I sail my canoe along the coast to Santa Rosa Island.

My canoe is an 18 foot long single outrigger sailing canoe similar to a Malibu Outrigger.

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really nice

superb work.

VoodooSpells23 hours ago

great spot

beautiful palce

SunilKmar2 days ago

Beautiful place.

varunkmar2 days ago

nice place.

Fabulous work.

elizazet9 days ago

well done

good place.

nice place for picnic.

Nice place for a long trip,

beautiful place.

Vashikaran28 days ago

Superb collection.

Nice place.

good one

very nice place i like this.

beautiful Place.

very nice place.

nice place.

great work..

great spot

Nice Work Great Job sir.

This is awesome place.

Awesome DIy Loved it

great island.

good work..

good work..

Nice location.

i love with your job

great place..

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Love it..

freddyjefrie2 months ago

great share

johnsonpaul3 months ago

love your post

great share

GrahamAbbey4 months ago

best voyage through my life

What a wonderful, inspirational story. Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to take up sailing even more.

Rejanblink5 months ago

Pretty useful for long adveture travellers

Cringojames5 months ago

Great adventures trip

Davementor5 months ago

fantastic technique mam

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