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May 1 - Two Harbors, Catalina Island

These happy campers are the crew of Orange Coast College's flagship, Alaska Eagle, kicking back with a barbecue at Two Harbors, Catalina Island, after their delivery south from Pacific Sail Expo in Oakland.

Photo Latitude/Richard

Sojourn in SoCal

May 1 - Two Harbors, Catalina Island

On her way up the coast, after a stop at the busier Avalon, Latitude 38's catamaran Profligate visited the less crowded part of Catalina Island. This is a beautiful time of year there, with wildflowers in bloom and green grass. These photos were taken at 2:00 pm on a Sunday, and, as you can see, the place wasn't exactly overrun with tourists.

When the Webmistress was there midweek in dry, dusty August, those picnic benches in the top photo, at Isthmus Cove where the ferry boats land, were full of folks. The side of the isthmus facing away from LA, Catalina Harbor, is never as crowded (bottom photo).

While sojourning in SoCal, the Wanderer had the great good fortune of sailing on an Oracle Racing America's Cup boat. He will return tomorrow a report and photos.

Photos Latitude/Richard


May 1 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace

Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? Check out YOTREPS - 'yacht reports' - at

Weather Updates

May 1 - Pacific Ocean

San Francisco Bay Weather

To see what the winds are like on the Bay and just outside the Gate right now, check out

California Coast Weather

Looking for current as well as recent wind and sea readings from 17 buoys and stations between Pt. Arena and the Mexican border? Here's the place - which has further links to weather buoys and stations all over the U.S.:

Pacific Sea State

Seas are normal in the Pacific. But you might check out the Pacific Ocean sea states at:
For another view, see

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