Quick cup of coffee and ready to sail. With conditions right for it, we sailed (slowly, so slowly) off the anchor – no motor involved! We sailed north-west, up around West End. It’s wild how much of a point it comes to, and how quickly the island grows behind it in each direction. We rounded the point at 12:00, and the already light wind died completely.
Oh well, electric motor on, quietly humming us down the far side of Catalina. Within half an hour, we had enough wind to get the drifter up, but that only lasted an hour before we were seeing 10 knots, then 15, then humming up towards 20 knots.
14:30 we came into Little Harbor under genoa only, navigating around the reef, and while it would have been possible, the small craft advisory, wind pointing directly into the harbor, plus the significant surf was just a little more than we felt like dealing with. Came through the wind while re-raising the main, passed the reef, and held our tack until we could point straight at Cat Harbor. High-powered upwind sailing got us there in no time.