Touchdown in California, what a welcome, golden sand, surfers in the water, lifeguards on the beach, kids boggie boarding, wave juming and then there is us, resting up for our upcoming adventure…..The Catalina Channel.
Here is Catalina Island, the start point…..
Here is Point Vicente, the finish point, in between lies the Catalina Channel.
The Channel is 20.1 miles wide, with possible dense fog, gale force winds, swells, treacherous rocks and dangerous marine creatures such a sharks, along with that it boasts dolphins, a stunning coastline and little to no refrigerators floating in the water, sounds like a worthy adventure indeed!
Crew on board and or in kayak: Cynthia Needham/ Jennifer Kimmich, both sharp as a tack and adventurers, I feel grateful to have them on the Brynnswim team.
They have a marathon of a night ahead of them tommorrow too when we team up to take on our latest adventure ” The Catalina Channel” , they will be awake for an estimated 36 hours all told, Phew!
Today, is rest and relaxation, what better place for that than Manhattan Beach, CA, we relax on the beach and take in the laid back Californian vibe…
I am tapering, full rest, still I can’t resisit playing in the waves, the dolphins are surfacing close while I wave jump..
Time for final preparations, today we are going to meet some new friends Bruce and Sue Foat in long Beach, they are kindly setting us up with two kayaks for the big swim, then back to the beach house to rest up, what’s next?
Wednesday August 28th, 2013 9 pm Depart San Pedro on John Pitman’s boat ” Outrider” to motor to Catalina Island
Thursday August 29th, 2013 12am 3-2-1 JUMP TIME
Will it be smooth sailing or High Adventure on the seas? I’ll kee you posted
If you want to follow our journey in the Channel here is the link to our spot tracker, look for the red spot