Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oceaside Yacht Club and Santa Catalina Island

We arrived in Oceanside on October 31st and were invited to a Halloween Party at the Oceanside Yacht Club. So we went as the token Canadians (wrapped in Canadian flags and Canada ball hats).

Last night a pot luck supper was held on the dock just down from us so we met a few more very nice people.

Prior to getting to here we were in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. A neat little town that at one point was the playground for the rich and famous. Years ago the Chicago Cubs had spring training at Avalon. The Cubs were owned by the Wrigley Gum people who owned a lot of the island. When you are there you tie up to a mooring ball that has two ropes on it. One for the bow and one for the stern. These rope have weights on them that make them sink when released from the boat. One of ours caught the
rudder but missed the prop as we were leaving and was able to be released, however on Kalagan our buddy boat they released the bow rope first(wrong) and then the stern which then wrapped it self around the prop. Skipper Rick then had to dive the boat to get the rope off. All this at 7 am in the morning.

We are leaving Oceanside on Monday and heading to San Diego were we will be for about a week, doing the tourist stuff and last minute shopping before heading into Mexico.