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Good Jibes #78: “Trailer Sailors Cruise the Channel Islands” and “Geja”

This week in Good Jibes, host Monica Grant reads two articles from the February 2023 issue of Latitude 38. Hear about Erin Quinn’s exploration of Catalina, “Trailer Sailors Cruise the Channel Islands,” and listen in to the story of Andrew Vik’s hop from Croatia to Italy in “Geja.”

“Sometimes a long day isn’t a bad thing. When our planet tilts toward the south, and the sun springs up by 5 a.m. and hangs around until well past 8 p.m., it can be pure pleasure to while away those hours cruising in a small, slow sailboat.”

sailboat at Catalina
Erin’s Catalina 22 Minnie at anchor off Catalina Island.
© 2023 Erin Quinn

“Farthest south in Croatia is Dubrovnik, a stunning seaside old town like no other. By this point, two groups of friends had joined me, but there I set aside a few days of solo time.”

views along Dalmation Coat
Dubrovnik’s Bokar Fortress — one of the spectacular views Andrew enjoyed throughout his journey.
© 2023 Andrew Vik

This episode covers everything from Catalina Island to the Mediterranean islands.

Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • Where are the Channel Islands?
  • What are the best books about them?
  • Where should you stay on Catalina Island?
  • How do you sail the Channel Islands?
  • Where is the Dalmatian Coast?
  • What is the coolest coastal town in Croatia?
  • Is Italy or Croatia better for sailing?
  • How was Sicily?

Follow along and read the articles in February’s Latitude 38 at “Trailer Sailors Cruise the Channel Islands” and “Geja.”

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Easom Makes His Mark
Not long after we published this story on the new Hank Easom buoy at Yellow Bluff, we received the following email from Ron Young. “It is with great sadness that we write with the news that Hank Easom passed away around 9:15 pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2023.