|Empress on a mooring in Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island|
Marcellite and Joey rented a two-person kayak and toured the harbor including the snorkeling areas where fish abound. They also circled Empress to give John a chance to photograph them.
|Marcellite Penhune and Joey Lasensky|
|Marcellite, Tomi, Lola, and Oliver|
Empress operated very efficiently during the trip, using about 115 gallons of diesel for the main engines for a round trip of about 130 nautical miles at a speed of about 7.5 knots. Running a generator during the days consumed about an additional 75 gallons, so total fuel consumption was about 190 gallons for the six-day round trip. We used the inverters at night to keep the refrigerators and freezers cold and to allow reading and Internet use.