|Loc: South coast Santa Rosa||Lat: N 33-55.08||Long: W 120-02.75||Last visit: Sept. 2009|
|Tide/Sun/Moon/WX||Dist: 5||Bechers Bay||WX|
|Chart||18728||Santa Cruz Passage||Google Earth|
|Skipper:Capt. Dan||Boat: S/V Sancerre||Capt. Dan||Port: Channel Islands|
|Landing Permit||Local Notice to Mariners||NPS Alerts|
Why Ford Point?
The smart-ass answer is – because it’s there. It’s got a name. Other people have tried it. So we felt compelled to spend a night there.
And we won’t do that again. There just isn’t enough room or deep enough water to be comfortable. And why bother with Johnsons Lee a smidge over four miles away?
How we did it
You can’t ask for a more straight forward approach and anchoring. On the other hand, it is a little difficult to pick out Ford Point from very far off shore. San Augustin Canyon is the most obvious landmark in the vicinity.
We entered from the east and headed for the mid-point of the little cove, dropping our hook in about 15′ of water between the prominent rock on the shore and the point.
Nothing that’s not on the chart.