Hi everyone, new to the board .We live in the Las Vegas desert with a classic mac 25 but my Bro also has a cruising boat (CSY 44) in San Diego
. I've already seen a couple of dock
neighbors on the board as well.
We just got back from a week long cruise
isl. Our plan was to cruise
and circumnavigate Catalina Island
on the CSY
44. We departed San Diego
at 5pm on 06-04-08 and made an overnight passage
Screenshot of our GPS track
it was uneventful except that we had to motor
the entire way due to the winds. since there were four of us the watches were no problem and we all got plenty of sleep. We were woken by the watcman or err watchgirl to Dolphins
off the Starboard bow. we pulled into Avalon
at 10 am Friday morning and picked up a mooring
for the weekend first come first serve at $32 per night. the harbor patrol will meet you and assign a mooring
spot, collect the fee and drop a dye tab directly in your head
. (discharge fine is $500 and a one year expulsion from the island.
Flo Cooking Breakfast, shes also expecting a baby girl in September
Building sand castles with the lil one
Nimfy and Flo washing their hair.
Avalon Hillside, note the "Wrigley Mansion" up top (white house upper left)
Nimfy and the countryside
Nimfy and I on the exact spot we were married
Flo's cousin from San Francisco met us in Avalon and spent a couple of days of cruising. we left Avalon on Sunday morning and headed towards Two Harbors
Nimfy and the "SPIRIT of DANA POINT"
it was a five hour trip with beautiful weather.
We rounded the northern part of the island and headed to Cat harbor
The memorial where the sailors were killed in the helicopter crash a few weeks ago. We felt obligated to pay our respect
we dropped hook in cat harbor in 75' with 2 to 1 scope. the 66lb Bruce held quite well
we had a good time playing on the beach and said fairwell to Claire (flo's cousin) and left cat harbor Tuesday morning
we had descent wind out of the NW on the trip back to San Diego averaging 5.4 knots of speed
The Lil one. only two years old and already logged over 3000 nautical miles is always harnessed while underway
Sorry for the long post. we have more pics but i think i already pic'd you to the max.
we had a great time drinking pina colada's on the beach and being amongst friends and family
. the only problem we had on this trip was the roller furl went south on us so we had to use the staysail.