Last weekend I was fortunate to take an amazing trip to Catalina for a few days. As part of the ASA 104 sailing certification, run by Bluewater Sailing, 5 students and 1 instructor headed out from Marina Del Rey around 7am Friday morning. The boat was a 36′ Catalina named Day Dreams that had 2 staterooms, a living room / dining room area, full kitchen, and bathroom with a shower.
It took about 5 hours to reach Two Harbors on Catalina Island, about 30 nautical miles away, where we moored in Isthmus Cove. The first evening we relaxed, had some wonderful bolognese for dinner, and everyone turned in rather early being worn out from the day.
On Saturday morning, we woke fairly early, had breakfast on the cockpit of the boat, and headed out to explore the island a bit. After traveling west along the northern part of the island, we turned around and headed east down to find Rippers Cove. After anchoring up, we relaxed and swam around the cove.
Saturday night we decided to head inland to have dinner at Harbor Reef Restaurant and Saloon. We spent some time eating and ended up dancing with the crowd of island visitors that it was clear the rhythm had definitely taken hold of. Sunday morning, after breakfast, we headed left Two Harbors and headed back to Marina Del Rey.
Here’s a few pictures from the trip:
- This set was shot on a Nikon D7000.