FOG, FOG, FOG, & more FOG. Read today''s Sailnet article on fog. Once you get accustomed to it ( if in fact that ever happens) you will learn the neccesity of always knowing your position. MOSQUITOES, MOSQUITOES & more MOSQUITOES. Get about a gallon of "skin so Soft" from Avon and apply liberally. Having said this there is no better cruising area in North America. I have been cruising here for the last three years and haven''t seen 20% of whats to be seen.--Good luck & enjoy!