This post is several weeks late (which is earlier than some!) but I thought we’d share the experience. L& I signed up months ago for a three day/two night Trawler School around Catalina Island. I’ve always been curious about the trawler experience so we signed up for this class with the local maritime college.
Despite dark gray clouds on the horizon when we arrived at the school docks on Friday morning, this trip, like many of our boating experiences, turned out better than we deserved. There was supposed to be other students along. They had paid their tuition. Food and beverage for many had been provisioned. After two hours of waiting the other students finally called and said they’d be no-shows. So, off we go, just L, myself, and the captain/instructor! Despite our best efforts we could not even make a sizable dent in the great food (thanks to Ana’s provisioning we ate like kings!). We also felt like kings as we altered our itinerary each day to suit the weather and our moods.
Like the first day, each morning would start out gray and gloomy and be bright and sunny by noon. This was our first overnight trip (I took my nighttime Coastal Certification to/from there) to Catalina and we already want to go back!
Here are a few pictures to share our experience