We had planned on leaving Santa Barbara today. But, believe it or
not, we’ve been very busy this past week and needed one more day to
comfortably get everything done. So, now we won’t be leaving until
tomorrow. Checkout time is noon so we’ll be underway about 11:00 AM
or so. We’re getting awfully used to this warm weather and don’t
want to take a chance on losing it so we’re going to head south a wee
bit faster than we’d planned to a few days ago. What that means is
that we’re going to skip Santa Cruz Island and head straight for
Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. The off-season mooring prices are
excellent: $27.00/day for the first 2 days and then the next 5
consecutive days free. So, 7 days for $54.00 or $7.71/day. Hard to
beat a deal like that. So we’ll spend a week at Avalon, enjoying the
island, and then we’ll scoot down to San Diego for our final stuff
before crossing the border.
The trip from here to Avalon is right at 100 miles so it will
certainly be an overnighter. Hoping to get some sailing in and the
prospects look good.
I doubt I’ll blog tomorrow morning. The wifi connection today has
been dicey. So, the next time you hear from us we should be "Twenty-
six miles across the sea" on the "Island of romance".