Hen Rock, Catalina Island

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Shoyrtt, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    We took our third trip to Catalina this weekend. Our good friends lease a mooring at Hen Rock, which is northwest from Avalon and home to small resorts of both the Balboa and San Diego Yacht Clubs. It was a little foggy and smoky heading out of Cabrillo due to all of the wildfires in California so I slowed down and used the radar. About half way, things cleared up and I was able to pick up the speed. The harbormaster for Hen Rock also takes care of the moorings at White's Landing and Moonstone. Between the 3 locations, there might be a total of 75 moorings (around 25 each). No cell service at Hen Rock, but the other two did have a decent signal. Hen Rock is known for the diving in the area. There might have been 4 boats on the moorings and another 4 or 5 just outside anchoring to take advantage of the diving, so it was an entirely different vibe from Avalon. The water was very calm due to being tucked in behind Long Point. Our oldest son joined us, veteran of the 3 day relocation trip from Northern California along with all of our dogs. As you can see from the pictures, it was still a little hazy/smoky out on the island, but we had a great time.
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  2. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
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    Yep... you got to give Cat Harbor a try just to say you did it.
     
  3. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Member SILVER Sponsor

    36
    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge
    Twin Cat 3126
    The funny thing is we certified on Catalina and in the Channel Islands back in 1990. After our first experience after that in Tahiti we had no desire to dive in cold water again.
     

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