Saturday night, the Buffalo Milks were flowing as Catalina’s Isthmus was bustling with long distance swimmers, sailors, cowboys and pirates. It is no wonder the popular Harbor Reef Saloon has gained the nickname, “Star Wars Bar.”
Eclectic combinations on this weekend are a decades-old tradition.
First there were the cowboys:
The Caballeros were celebrating their 70th year with five days of Catalina trail rides and roping events. According to Tommy Bennett, who has participated since 2015, the group’s mission is “to preserve western heritage on Catalina Island by promoting horsemanship, respect, the spirit of cowboy camaraderie and love of the outdoors.”
And then there were the sailors:
There were 31 boats entered in the Isthmus race and according to Long Beach YC’s Catalina Island series