|Looking down at Cat Harbour|
|At the top|
|Sweaty at the top -- Isthmus Cove in background|
|Ithmus between Cat Hbr and Isthmus Cove|
|Pelagia is down there|
We decided to skip Avalon. Although this weekend they were nowhere near full, we found the mooring buoys to be too packed-in (too close to other boats -- and no privacy) and we did not want to deal with them again in Avalon.
Also, the costs were, frankly, way too steep: $44/night for the buoy with a 9am checkout time, $3/person/trip for a water taxi (we used our dinghy), $2 for a 3-minute shower, etc, etc. (It would cost us about $20 to taxi ashore for a shower! Luckily we have a good shower on Pelagia.)
The walks on Catalina are good, the views great, and the water super clear with lots of fish. Worth a quick visit. But a "premier" cruising spot it is not. Makes us realize we are soooo lucky in British Columbia!