Given the comparative size of the Celebrity Solstice and the harbor of Catalina Island (Avalon side) it is no wonder that it is a tender port. Since there are mostly adults, a lot of whom seem to fall in the grandparent age, it would not be a surprise to find that Lev was the only young one on our tender.
There are a number of features close to the dock – a Veteran’s Memorial,
a set of swings, and a small playground.
Otherwise we hiked up and down for a couple of hours prior to heading back to ship. (which looks like the usual huge floating resort on the water).
We walked by a couple of real estate offices. There is no question – to be on the island you need a lot of money – whether it is as a resident or tourist (not off a ship for the day). The lowest price I saw for anything was a 700 sq ft place for $1.2M/US. I am not going to even translate into metric. Just think of it as too tiny to survive.
Then it was lunch and the small one finally crashed as he was completely exhausted.
I relocated myself to the Sky Lounge on Deck 14 all the way to the front of the ship. I am getting good phone connection here so hot spotting my laptop off my phone.
Since I finished the other Barbara Ana, I decided to start “Cup of Frida” which I have had for a while. The fabric is a rather wild pink/blue from Ship’s Manor (one of Eric’s Fabric of the Month pieces in 16 ct Aida) with the called for DMC. I am about 1/3 of the way done.
I think tomorrow is a sea day – so I will need to find someplace that is both quiet and has light….