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Old 02 February 2006, 00:17   #1
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Heading out to Catalina Island a 26 mile channel crossing

Heres a slidestory I did on our recent trip out to Catalina Island. I did this with my two brothers in the sr4. Its a 26 mile crossing. Conditions weren't ideal but we never felt in trouble.

http://www.slidestory.com/?page=detail&cid=30

Could someone across the pond who views this slidestory tell me if it views ok? Are there any sync problems? The site is still in Beta so small kinks still need to be worked out. Thanks
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Old 02 February 2006, 01:17   #2
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hey thanks. i enjoyed that. i've heard alot about catalina island but have never seen it. well done.

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Old 02 February 2006, 01:32   #3
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Boatster,
great shots; brought back a lot of memories of our trip there last year
However seems you made the right choice and stayed overnight. We came back in a small craft advisory state and although the boat was fine , the passengers suffered somewhat.(In fact whenever I get the charts out, the boys run for cover!)
Did you hike up and see the buffalo??
I have Ribnet members coming over in the summer,maybe we could meet up and do a channel run together;
cheers Dal
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Old 02 February 2006, 03:28   #4
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8.27 am here in Ireland. Dull grey day....... Jeez I m jealous of your weather . Excellent post. Keep it up.
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Hi Boatster
Great slideshow, ran very smoothly with no glitches, really enjoyed it
One problem,
I'm now ten minutes late
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Old 02 February 2006, 04:48   #6
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Great piccies, Boatster, thanks for posting. Looks like North Wales........apart from the palm trees, that is, oh and the sunshine Your SR4 looks well equipped with frames, nav lights, bow dodger etc.
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Old 02 February 2006, 09:23   #7
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Great slide story Boatster....flows really well! Wonder if we'll get to see you on our visit to Darrall's (Limeydal) in the summer?! Looking forward to tons of sunshine and wall to wall blue sky!! Julie/Mike
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Been there once too - flew across from Long Beach in a single engined helicopter, just after I got my licence.

Never saw any of the infamous bison - did try the bison burgers at the airport thou!

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Old 02 February 2006, 15:34   #9
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Thanks everyone. I'm glad it was entertaining. That was one of the more fun trips I've taken to Catalina. I should do one on Avalon which is the tourist trap of Catalina. Its a great place for people watching but definitely not a secluded get away like Two Harbors.

Darrall,

We actually didn't go hiking too much around the island. We're going to get mountain biking licenses so we can really move about the island.

The next time you plan to cross the channel let me know and I'll run out there with you. It would be great to meet some rib.netters. Hopefully the sr5.4 would be done by then and I could cross with more cushion!
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Stunning pics - it odes look a bit like Wales and he IS in a Welsh boat!!!

Whenever I see the word Catalina I think of the stunning flying boats!!!
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