What A Beautiful Day To Go To Catalina (Page One)
We are off on an adventure
Our Carriage Awaits....
We had the little guy today
Our favorite place....
Goodbye Queen... See you in about seven hours
We finally got the Captains Lounge... With great service
Time to visit and watch the fish
Setting the self timer is not for the faint of heart
We had a great view from our private cabin
They are watching the inside of a snowbank
Past the breakwater... Kick up her heels and off we go!
There is a feeding frenzy underway and loads of porpoises are involved
The water seems to be boiling with activity
Telephoto on a moving boat is NOT easy
Did You Know? - In photography and cinematography, a telephoto lens is a specific type of a long-focus lens in which the physical length of the lens is shorter than the focal length. This is achieved by incorporating a special lens group known as a telephoto group that extends the light path to create a long-focus lens in a much shorter overall design. The angle of view and other effects of long-focus lenses are the same for telephoto lenses of the same specified focal length. Long-focal-length lenses are often informally referred to as telephoto lenses although this is technically incorrect: a telephoto lens specifically incorporates the telephoto group.
Catalina Is In View...
We liked the decor...
We know what that is
Looks tiny until you get inside
Too cold for parasailing this day
The submarine was busy
No wind... That is a good thing
Did You Know? - A windsock is a conical textile tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed. Windsocks typically are used at airports and at chemical plants where there is risk of gaseous leakage. They are sometimes located alongside highways at windy locations.
Wind direction is the opposite of the direction in which the windsock is pointing (note that wind directions are conventionally specified as being the compass point from which the wind originates; so a windsock pointing due north indicates a southerly wind). Windspeed is indicated by the windsock's angle relative to the mounting pole; in low winds, the windsock droops; in high winds it flies horizontally.
Per FAA standards referenced below, a 15-knot (28 km/h; 17 mph) wind will fully extend the properly functioning windsock. A 3-knot (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) breeze will cause the properly functioning windsock to orient itself according to the wind.
We Have Arrived
As the sign says... "Welcome To Avalon"
Great ceramic map
The harbor is quiet since it is a Wednesday ... So, "What's uo, dock??"
The seas are calm
This we call "Strolling" ... It freighten's the little birds and small children
Luau Larry's.... There is Luau Nick
Local gossip??? Sounds delightful
Did You Know? Gossip is idle talk or rumor about the personal or private affairs of others. It is one of the oldest and most common means of sharing facts and views, but also has a reputation for the introduction of errors and variations into the information transmitted. The term can also imply that the idle chat or rum our is of personal or trivial nature, as opposed to normal conversation.
Gossip has been researched in terms of its evolutionary psychology origins. This has found gossip to be an important means by which people can monitor cooperative reputations and so maintain widespread indirect reciprocity. Indirect reciprocity is defined here as "I help you and somebody else helps me." Gossip has also been identified by Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary biologist, as aiding social bonding in large groups. With the advent of the internet gossip is now widespread on an instant basis, from one place in the world to another what used to take a long time to filter through is now instant.
Time For Lunch At El Galleon
Sue's folks used to come to Catalina and spend two weeks.... Their table was in back
The clocks were all set to great places to be...
DO NOT open the windows
Oops! Meet the bouncer
Right on the waterfront
A Little Miniature Golf???