We have had a wonderful week! We sailed
out to Catalina with Greg and Jacque Carpenter, friends from Seattle and
Mark Lindey, friend from LA. Mark just came for the day trip but there was
no wind so we had to motor. He grabbed a ferry back once we got to Avalon.
We had a lovely time at Avalon despite it being very touristy we stayed 2
nights – Greg had to go back unexpectedly for business. After Greg and
Jacque departed we left for White’s Bay- it was a lovely sail. We had a
little Shannon Rally and it was fun!
The other boats were wonderful to see.
Mike and Debbie Mullins were the hosts at their Yacht Club’s little beach
called Moonstone Cove. Debbie threw a splendid cocktail party for everyone
on their boat called Heart Strings. Then we all went to the beach club area
for a BBQ. Jonah was a bit difficult that night and we had to leave early.
The next day we had a relaxing morning but then I had the great idea of
going to the beach. We were dumped out of the dingy trying to go in on the
surf – YIKES. We spent an hour cleaning up and then decided to go back.
Leaving we were hit by a wave and ended up with water up to our knees. I
bailed and Jonah wailed “We are not going to make it!” Unfortunately
these were my words right before the wave nailed us and he took them to
heart despite my assurances that the worst was over.
That night we had a BBQ at the beach
again and it was wonderful. There were other families there so Jonah played
happily with other kids allowing Mom to drink and eat happily. Again, Debbie
and Mike were splendid hosts to the large gathering. Read
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