Wow – we just got back from an amazing weekend in Avalon, had a full crew of 6 people and it was truly one of the best night crossings we’ve ever had. I’m honestly so lucky to have such amazing nautical minded friends 🙂
The crossing over took us approx 6.5hrs and we had great winds, threw up the Genoa and Main and motorsailer at ~7kts the whole way over. In addition we had an almost FULL moon to light up the water and sky.
We finally picked up the Mooring ball at ~3am, so this was the first daybreak light that we could take a picture – talk about a empty mooring field, we literally had most of the bay to ourselves. AKA: CATALINA ISLAND PERFECTION!
Kyoko, Matt and Mimi on the aft deck 🙂 (No that’s not alcohol in the cup 😛 )
Mimi and Kyoko celebrating…
After arriving, Mimi and Kyoko made an AMAZING gourmet breakfast onboard for us all to enjoy (it was SO YUMMY!):
One of the tastiest meals I’ve ever had onboard! Thanks Mimi and Kyoko for your delicious breakfast.
Grits on a sailboat? Yes indeed, and they were SO friggin good.
Now it was time to setup the Dinghy so we could get ashore:
Just one more knot to untie 🙂 LOL
Let’s go zip around! Dinghy is done 🙂
Mimi looking spectacular as usual – Who’s ready for a drink? We are!
So thoughtful, everyone brought presents and we had a blast opening them…
Time to read everyone’s cards – so sweet and thoughtful…
Clearly Im no good at unwrapping gifts LOL – don’t I look challenged? DOH
On the way back Matty and I took the sails up and down with ease:
*There is nothing better than a Crew that helps!!!!
Relaxing on board with the crew and grabbing some alone time with my Love Mimi:
Time for Dinner!
We have some other photos Im collecting from the group, so please be patient!
Just wanted to thank everyone again for making this weekend the best Birthday I could ever ask for – 39yrs isn’t so bad when your with amazing friends.