Actually, it's exactly like being in a nuthouse.
Too many people.
Too many powerboats zipping by making giant wakes.
Too many jetskis.
Eight billion rent a kayaks.
Some that go under our boat...
Avalon was CRAZY!
But we still had fun...
First we had to get there.
And dodge whales on the way.
Then we had to find a place to anchor, as there is no way, no how to get a mooring in Avalon in the summer for a 49' cat.
Not that we wanted to be in Avalon anyway.
But we did want to go there, for our one night out!
So we anchored North right off of Frog Rock.Just at the shore boat limit, figuring we would be out of the craziness.
There is a rent-a-jetski barge between Frog Rock and Avalon.
And a boat on the beach.Should have bought a Delta!
We watched who we hoped was the owner strip the boat each morning for a few hours.
And allowed his dog to sit on the beach and bark.
The. Entire. Time.
And watched the Harbor Patrol and Lifeguard patrol cruise by and not seem to care.
So we didn't either.
Except about the dog.
I considered tossing strychnine laced hamburger balls on to the beach.
No, not for the dog, for the owner!
Uh what else?
Watched the "Tole Mour" sail by.Later with full sail up, but partially hidden by the 257 thousand power boats moored in Avalon...
Oh yea ~ time for Luau Larry's!Where we were lucky enough to get our favorite bar stools in the window seats!
The best place in Avalon to people watch...
We watched these teenage boys get lots of hugs.
Including a hug from Ramrod, the mascot from "Sweet Lorraine".
Don of "Interlude" (crew on "Sweet Lorraine"), Kellie and Dave of "Sweet Lorraine" joined us for drinks and dinner.
And Ramrod, don't forget Ramrod.
Always a fun place!Next stop, The Marlin Club!I had forgotten how cool this bar was!
Ok, it was time to get out of the nuthouse and head up island.We slowly cruised up the front side, poking our bow into each anchorage and mooring area.
There are lots of cool campgrounds...
Straight out of those 1980 teenage horror films, complete with the individual cabins, floating docks, small sailboats and camping teenagers.
With all the moorings it is hard to find a place to anchor, but we got lucky at Emerald Cove.Beautiful.
Shallow enough water to not have to put 200' of chain out.
Friendly harbor patrol guy who told us exactly where to anchor (saves $37 / night!).
And a boyscout camp with a bazillion little boyscouts...
So fun to watch!
And Jim and Lucy of "Passage II" met up with us!So hora feliz on their boat, which gave us a nice view of our boat.I kayaked.
Hiked part way up the hill.
We cleaned kelp off of the saildrives, rudders and anchor chain.
Dinner on "Passage II".
Re-met Denis and Holly from "Tango" and had happy hour on "Meerkat" with "Passage II" and "Tango".
Did boat projects.
Jim changed the zincs.
Dinghied over to The Isthmus to take trash in, check out the
Loved the clear water!
And saw a dog with the longest tongue in the history of dogs.Said adios to "Tango".
Said adios to "Passage II" and headed back to Newport Beach...