We thought we'd beat the Memorial Day crowd and spent some time at the island the week before. Last Sunday was spent in Avalon before moving to Howland's Landing for three nights. We were pleasantly surprised to run into and old friend from Dana Point, Will Steinriede. Will is working as a director at the Howland's Camp. From there we moved over to Cherry Cove for one night before concluding the trip in Willow Cove. As we were leaving yesterday, the island was filling up. HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
The crew, missing in action since the conclusion of the Haha last November, reunited for a long weekend in Catalina. The first night was spent on the hook in Willow Cove, the next night we moved to White's Landing, and the final night was spent at the Isthmus. We moved around because of south and southeast winds. The water is still chilly (low 60's) and the visibility and fishing was disappointing but the stories and laughs were epic.
Dropping the hook in Willow Cove.
Haha vets (L to R) Ranger Van Bro, JR AKA Johnny Dorado, and El Jeffe
Serenity NOW is a 2000 Catalina 36 MK-II designed for coastal cruising. She's birthed in Dana Point, CA and since 2003 has made 110 passages to Catalina Island, overnight visits to the islands of Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Isla de Cedros off Baja and has explored the coast from Santa Barbara to the East Cape of Baja Sur, Mexico. She has weighed anchor in excess of 200 times. We've put thousands of miles under her keel. She's an ocean-going mobile home and we love her!