This thread is a bit old, but maybe Paul is still lurking... Or anyone else who can help...
We have a 3 day sail planned in April from SB to the islands. I wonder why Paul said Santa Cruz is his favorite? I am leaning towards San Miguel as I like the remoteness but I think we should have a backup plan in case the weather is less than perfect. SM also seems to have the most bomber anchorage.
I welcome all advice for our trip!