First Catalina Trip - Avalon Harbor back to Dana Point
Still worried about the impending "storm", we cut out early, at 6:00 a.m.
the next morning. We motored about halfway back to Dana Point before the
wind started kicking up and a light mist fell, so we put up the jib for
the first time on the trip. We made a good 7.5 knots at some times, sailing
for about 3 hours on the way back to Dana Point. Finally, it started getting
wetter and the wind stopped, so we motored into the harbor, got a slip and
hunkered down for the night. That night it rained a bit, and was quite windy
so we just stayed on the boat and had some home cooked food (Dinty Moore lol).
We spent all day Sunday in Dana Point as there was now a Small Craft
Advisory and we didn't want to sail home in high seas. We visited the
Ocean Institute and saw it's many exhibits and aquariums. We toured
the Tall Ship, the Pilgrim, which was a replica (made in 1943)
of the 1800's Brig that carried Henry Dana from Boston to San Fransisco in
the day. We walked the harbor and came back to the boat for another
bar-b-que, hamburgers this time. I strummed a little guitar as we sat
in the boat that night.