Friday, August 12, 2011

26 miles across the sea....

..... Santa Catalina is waiting for me.

Even though I grew up in So California, I had never been
to Catalina. . . until last weekend. I don't really know what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. The little town of Avalon was like a cruise port with cute restaurants and shops, charming little street and houses, and lots of boats. Even the boat ride from Long Beach to the island was nice - saw at least 3 groups of dolphins along the way.

It took about an hour to get to Catalina on this boat.

Postage stamp size beach.

Even smaller and rockier snorkeling beach.

The popular mode of transportation on the island is golf carts - even if you have kids. Is this really what this seat was intended for???

Nice walking trails to see the sights.

Notice the golf carts on the streets, not on the golf course.

Charming houses.

Interesting tile artwork everywhere.

Boats and more boats.

Notice the dog with yellow life vest.

Pelican waiting for his next meal.
Maybe he's waiting for the dog to fall off the boat. : )

Catalina - A nice day trip!


Janelle said...


Carolyn said...

I wonder why we never went there when we lived in California? It looks like you had a fun time.