Avalon is a legendary island from an Arthurian legend. And the island off of Los Angeles is pretty cool, too.
We took a quick 13 nm trip from Two Harbors to Avalon on Catalina Island. Truly a spectacular tourist trap!
Our slip was assigned by a guy in a red boat as we entered the harbor. “Mooring 192. Just go down the channel and turn right at 174.” They pack the boats in here! Turned at 174 into a 20 to 30 foot wide gap between sterns of boats on the right and moorings to the left. Went down the lane dead slow, turned too early into an open mooring (184, not 192), then wound our way back out to try again. 2nd try with encouragement from all the neighbor boats, we picked up 192 without additional drama. Picture of the lane does not do justice to the pucker factor. Wind your 46 ft floating home through this!
Avalon proper is loaded with restaurants, bars, shopping of all sorts. Golf carts are the vecturae franca (how you get around) in this town. They have a limit of 800 full sized cars on the island and an 18 yr waiting list.
After a shore excursion we did the obligatory swim in the fairway. No close calls with other ocean voyagers or their dinghies.
We are way to sedate!