31 Dec Catalina Adventure!
When I began living on my boat two years ago, one of my first big sailing goals was to make the 60 mile round trip to Catalina island. In my first year living aboard, 2015, I dedicated most of my time to simply restoring my boat and getting her sail ready, which meant I didn’t get out on the water much. 2016, however, was a different story! Not only was my boat in much better shape and able to be taken out regularly, but my boyfriend, Micah, and I were lucky enough to make some new friends in the sailing community and get a lot of experience on their boats as well. We learned so much over the course of the year that by the time December rolled around, we definitely felt ready to make our first trip to Catalina!
We decided to set sail for Two Harbors just before New Years. Two Harbors is a little isthmus village towards the northern end of Catalina. It sits on a strip of land only .5 miles wide and is home to less then 300 people. There are a few basic accommodations for visitors, but for the most part, Two Harbors is all about getting out and exploring the outdoors. It’s a really beautiful place, made all the more awesome by the journey to get there. For me, that was a journey two years worth of hard work in the making, and it ended up being better than I could have imagined! We were escorted by thousands of dolphins, had a great time exploring the Two Harbors area, sailed through our first storm, and found a view worthy of a new year! But they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so for this post, I’ll just let the photos tell the rest of the story! Feel free to browse through the below and let me know if you have any questions about visiting Catalina Island!