Sunday, September 30, 2012


Aeolus, mythical Greek ruler of the winds, has been good to us lately. Today we were treated to 13-20 knot winds, warm air and the return of Sailor Sam. If you remember, Sailor Sam holds the record for being the youngest to transit to Catalina on Serenity Now. He also completed sailing lessons this summer in King Harbor. In addition, he received the Hawaiian Mr. Clean Award after the wash down. Way to go Sammy!

We were cookin' with a reefed main and genny and even made a successful hat-overboard retrieval.

"Look mom, this is so easy I can sail with my eyes closed!"

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Father Patrick and the Little Jazz Bird joined us for a fabulous day on the water. A consistent 16-20 knot breeze, sunshine, dolphins and plenty of good conversation filled out a great afternoon.

The Jazz Bird hoisting the main.

Serenity NOW!

I'm gettin' the hang of this.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


We packed our bags and were off to the back side last week to beat the heat. Little Harbor was empty of boats, a complete reversal of Avalon. There was plenty of time for paddling, hiking, snorkeling, fishing and just plain relaxing. The Los Cabellaros, a mens riding club, were doing their 63rd annual Catalina ride and were staying at the Little Harbor campground. The men we talked with were very friendly and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. The scent of their camp fire and live western music was a treat each evening.

Little Harbor is three miles east of Cat Harbor and makes an ideal anchorage when the conditions  permit.

From a distance this old boy looked like a rock. Needless to say, we snapped this pic and turned around.

The Admiral on her afternoon voyage.

Water temp was in the low seventies, lovin' it!

Pulling out after a great stay.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


The 2012 Nesporado get-a-way featured ideal weather, warm water and plenty of fishing, snorkeling and paddling. We stayed at two empty coves on the front side, Willow and Eel. It was great.
The 2012 Nesporado crew.

Scallops anyone?

Our very own Hawaiian Superman.