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Balboa to Huntington, 15.Aug.2008

Sailing a Catalina 30 from Marina Sailing Club, Newport Beach, 15 Aug 2008
We were very happy to have made contact with this club. We like to sail in these waters, we ought to find a replacement for the former Club Nautique South and SeaTime, once operating on Balboa Island and at Via Oporto in the Lido Marina Village. Our online search brought us to Marina Sailing, which has not less than six locations in Southern California. The Newport Beach location used to be in year 2008 on 121 Agate Ave, in the heart of the Balboa Island. Approach the club from the alley between Agate Ave. and Pearl Ave.

Most yachts in club's fleet have slips next to the Balboa Ferry landing. This location provides sailors with several good opportunities to get fresh made food in a wide range of prices. Proximity to the ferry allows even to park on Lido Peninsula, where parking space might be more easily available. Otherwise, hope for a free spot somewhere along Park Avenue... Balboa Island can be really busy and crowded. It is a hot destination.

Weather was just right for a pleasurable slow sail with lots of visuals. Newport Bay presented itself in the usual splendor, and there was the usual commotion on the water. We took the Catalina out of the bay and sailed along the never ending beaches filled with people having fun, all way to Huntington. Upon return we cruised Newport Bay and saw several weddings on cruise ships. After the sail we watched the perfect ending with a purple sun setting behind the horizon.

P083 Finding Marina Sailing
P083 Finding Marina Sailing
P086 Finding Marina Sailing
P086 Finding Marina Sailing
P090 Entrance to the pier
P090 Entrance to the pier
P095 Our Catalina 30
P095 Our Catalina 30
n1797 Park Avenue Cafe
n1797 Park Avenue Cafe
n1798 Checkout at Marina Sailing
n1798 Checkout at Marina Sailing
n1801 Ferry landing is next to our slips.
n1801 Ferry landing is next to our slips.
P098 Departing
P098 Departing
n1806 Departing
n1806 Departing
n1808 Homes and Beaches along Lido peninsula
n1808 Homes and Beaches along Lido peninsula
n1810 Grand Canal Bridge, Balboa
n1810 Grand Canal Bridge, Balboa
n1812 Lido Peninsula
n1812 Lido Peninsula
n1814 We wondered who sails these...
n1814 We wondered who sails these...
n1815 Public beach access at Lido
n1815 Public beach access at Lido
n1818 Corona del Mar
n1818 Corona del Mar
n1820 Corona del Mar
n1820 Corona del Mar
n1822 Corona del Mar
n1822 Corona del Mar
n1823 Lido Peninsula
n1823 Lido Peninsula
n1828 Parasailing boat
n1828 Parasailing boat
n1833 Pirate Cove
n1833 Pirate Cove
n1835 Kayaking to fish
n1835 Kayaking to fish
n1841 At least one Pelican!
n1841 At least one Pelican!
n1845 An old salty dog...
n1845 An old salty dog...
n1846 West Jetty
n1846 West Jetty
P100 Passing Coast Guard Vessel
P100 Passing Coast Guard Vessel
n1849 Parasailing
n1849 Parasailing
n1853 Parasailing
n1853 Parasailing
n1854 Lido Peninsula
n1854 Lido Peninsula
n1861 Lido Peninsula
n1861 Lido Peninsula
n1873 Newport Pier
n1873 Newport Pier
n1876 Newport Pier
n1876 Newport Pier
n1879 Towering San Gabriel mountains on horizon
n1879 Towering San Gabriel mountains on horizon
n1880 Newport Pier behind us
n1880 Newport Pier behind us
n1882 Huntington Pier emerges
n1882 Huntington Pier emerges
n1883 Industrial surroundings
n1883 Industrial surroundings
n1885 This is also California: Industry by the Beach
n1885 This is also California: Industry by the Beach
n1886 A Castle or a Hotel would be nicer...
n1886 A Castle or a Hotel would be nicer...
n1887 Almost empty on the outskirt of Huntington
n1887 Almost empty on the outskirt of Huntington
n1888 Huntington
n1888 Huntington
n1889 Huntington
n1889 Huntington
n1891 People in red
n1891 People in red
n1894 Huntington Pier
n1894 Huntington Pier
n1896 People in red
n1896 People in red
n1913 Huntington Pier
n1913 Huntington Pier
n1914 Huntington Pier
n1914 Huntington Pier
n1916 Distant Long Beach
n1916 Distant Long Beach
n1921 Huntington Pier
n1921 Huntington Pier
n1928 We love these fellows!
n1928 We love these fellows!
n1931 Back at Balboa Pier, Ruby's Restaurant
n1931 Back at Balboa Pier, Ruby's Restaurant
n1932 West and East Jetty of the Newport Channel
n1932 West and East Jetty of the Newport Channel
n1933 Cliffs of Corona del Mar
n1933 Cliffs of Corona del Mar
n1934 NWP Mid-Channel marker
n1934 NWP Mid-Channel marker
n1935 Rescue  to the rescue...
n1935 Rescue to the rescue...
n1945 The Bait Company on a platform
n1945 The Bait Company on a platform
n1951 Pelicans wait for easy food
n1951 Pelicans wait for easy food
n1953 Pelicans wait for easy food
n1953 Pelicans wait for easy food
n1963 Beach scene in Corona del Mar
n1963 Beach scene in Corona del Mar
n1964 Corona del Mar
n1964 Corona del Mar
n1980 Hula Girl
n1980 Hula Girl
N1984
N1984
n1989 Newport Harbor
n1989 Newport Harbor
P117
P117
n1999
n1999
n2001
n2001
n2004 Birthday Party on a Yacht
n2004 Birthday Party on a Yacht
P130 Balboa Pavillion
P130 Balboa Pavillion
n2008
n2008
n2012 Red Trouble
n2012 Red Trouble
n2014 Opulent gardens
n2014 Opulent gardens
n2018 High Spirits
n2018 High Spirits
n2019-1 Two Weddings
n2019-1 Two Weddings
n2019-2 Wedding, maids in pink
n2019-2 Wedding, maids in pink
n2024 Arrowhead, really from Bikini?
n2024 Arrowhead, really from Bikini?
n2025 And yet another wedding!
n2025 And yet another wedding!
n2027 View toward north west
n2027 View toward north west
n2028 Regatta
n2028 Regatta
n2029 A Dream Home
n2029 A Dream Home
n2030 Futuristic Yachts
n2030 Futuristic Yachts
n2031 Lido Channel
n2031 Lido Channel
n2033 Wed into the sunset
n2033 Wed into the sunset
n2034
n2034
n2038 Stunning visual
n2038 Stunning visual
n2042 Once upon a time...
n2042 Once upon a time...
n2046 Channel on the rear side of Balboa
n2046 Channel on the rear side of Balboa
n2047 Bay Isle Dock
n2047 Bay Isle Dock
n2051 Still the wedding party
n2051 Still the wedding party
n2054 Sunset for us
n2054 Sunset for us
n2062 Sunset
n2062 Sunset
n2068 Sunset
n2068 Sunset
P134 Our Catalina
P134 Our Catalina
P136 Time to relax
P136 Time to relax