We have a crew member coming in on the Catalina Express ferry from the mainland, and she'll be arriving tomorrow around mid morning. The problem is the forecast is (again) showing 30 knots and the idea of doing a touch and go anywhere in Avalon is less than desirable. Partially because of the conditions, and partially because of the less-than-extremely-wonderful harbor folks.
So instead, the Harbor Patrol up here in Two Harbors said "Why don't you just put her on the bus up to here?" Well sure enough, it's a great plan. We moved moorings tonight, getting tucked a little closer into the lee, again on advice of the Two Harbors Harbor Patrol.
Our friend right now is the only booked passenger on the bus, and although we'll be leaving a few hours later than if we picked her up directly in Avalon, the scaredy-cat sailor in me would rather leave a few hours later and not have to deal with four feet of choppy garbage in Avalon and God knows what kind of reception from Avalon's finest.
And with that, I'd like to give a very warm and loving endorsement to the Two Harbors Harbor Patrol. They have been simply wonderful in all aspects. Helpful in picking up moorings, helpful with advice, friendly, and all around a great resource for boaters. I don't know all their names, but Steve and Bruce in particular were terrific. Thanks so much guys!