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MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Catalina's facts, folklore and fibs THIS WEEK: THE WANDERING JIM GOES TO CHINA BY JIM WATSON EDITOR'S NOTE: the final installment of part series on the author's trip to China. Jim Watson is the author of "Mysterious Island: Cata- lina," available This is a four- on Amazon, Kindle and in stores One of my favorite things to in Avalon do when I visit an exotic locale is to reserve some time for simply Ah, the joys of returning home walking and wandering around, after a lengthy trip away from stopping here and there for a bite home: the cats don't remember to eat or a puff on a cigar and gen- you, the bill collectors do, and the erally observing the world around inside of your fridge smells like me. These adventures usually Salinas in August. wind up lasting longer than I orig- I'm back on the Island now with inally anticipate because I nearly the final part in this four-part series always get lost at some point and along with some final thoughts, spend an hour or two trying to get found again. This is exactly what I did last week, first visiting the Watson, Page 12 Women's Golf Three golfers win the cumulative 2014 competition BY VAL SCHAFER Forget the plastic Produces 5-7 gallons a day No plastic waste Great for homes and boats 75% more pure than bo led water GW=eF SOLUTIONS 305-900-7027 keysgreen.biz Each year, the Women's Catalina Island Golf Club spon- sors a special tournament that lasts for several months. The Eclectic Tournament is a cumulative event allowing participants to replace a score on any given hole with a better score earned at a later date for the same hole. Opportunities for improvement are limited to golf games held during the club's weekly Thursday morning play- days. The 2014 winners for the Eclectic Tournament are as fol- lows: -First Place, Gross score: Ellen Hodge. First Place, Net score: Elizabeth i Before you go back .... ,. to the mainland... - ....... i Subscribe today. P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (310) 510-0500 Fax (310) 510-2882 The ancient Yellow River wends its way through the futuristic skyline of Shanghai. (Photo by Jim Watson) Club Eclectic Tournament ends 2014 Eclectic Golf Tournament winners Ellen Hodge, Elizabeth Madden and Val Schafer. Courtesy photo Madden The 2015 Eclectic Tournament LoweSt Puttc0ur/t:FirstPlace- will begin the first week in Ellen Hodge, Second Place- Val January. Schafer R3ll 2 Friday, December 26, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER