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adieu, avalon…

Ah, yes.  Our tour of California is drawing to a close.  Here we have the view of the Avalon Harbor, hillside, and mountains.

Taken with the Powershot G12.

1 California photo left.   One.  As in the name of the Highway that I am wholeheartedly convinced is the best drive in the country.

Stay tuned!


shades of blue…

Shades of Blue

Oh, how I love this photo!  Just let the mesmerizing shades of blue draw you in…and just try to imagine the sounds of the ocean mixing with the steady breeze.  Sea & sky.  **sigh**  And, if you look very closely at the horizon, you can see the California coast (Los Angeles area).  Click on the photo for a larger view.  Taken from Catalina Island, California…looking across the channel to the mainland.

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.

And now, for some very fitting lyrics from a great song:

So keep your eyes set on the horizon
On the line where blue meets blue
And I’d bet that silver lining,
Well I know it’d find you soon

‘Cause I have sailed a 1000 ships to you,
But my messages don’t seem to make it through…

~Rachel Platten, 1000 Ships

yacht yearning…

Avalon Harbor

Here we have *yet another* shot from gorgeous and oh-so-photogenic Avalon, Catalina Island.  The yachts in the harbor!!  Don’t you wish you could chase down the Pacific horizon in one of these?  🙂

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.  Slight sepia tone added in Photoshop CS5…I love how the filter enhances the vibe of the photo!

Stay tuned for more!

something i stumbled a-cross…

Catalina Cross in Black and White

So, its been a month-and-a-half!  Oh my goodness!  Where has the time gone?!?  Here is a much delayed post!  From the same hilltop that the previous photo was taken from, there is a white cross located just on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the Pacific.  What a lovely and serene spot…there was even a little tree swing up there!

Stay tuned for another view from the top of Avalon on Catalina Island!


atop avalon…

Short n’ sweet post today!  The view of Avalon on Catalina Island from atop the hillside!  Such a quaint little town.

Sorry for the long delay between posts!  Residency has been keeping me quite busy lately!

palm perfection…

Classic California Palm

Ahhhh…the California sun setting behind a palm tree.   With a lens flare.  Does it get more quintessential than this?

Taken at the Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island, CA (and yes, for you Bachelor/Bachelorette fans, the show did a date here a few seasons back).

A little relaxation after zip lining between mountains and landing on the beach!!!!!   Click here to see photos of the zip line!

All I have to say is, good Lord, that was the single most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done in my life.  During the longest zip, that spans the two mountains, you are 300 feet above the valley below.  Lets just say, taking the step off of the deck into nothing so that the “zip” could begin was the most difficult step I’ve ever taken in my life.  You literally just walk off the deck into the thin air and…whooosh!…are whisked off over the valley at 45mph!  This photo gives a good representation of that step.

Hehe…and here’s me in my “zip” gear:


Note the expanse of ocean in the background.  Needless to say, the tour gave the best view of the island itself, valley flora & fauna, and the ocean from high above.  Great facts and tidbits about the island and its animals/plants from the tour guides.  Did you know that while the school on the island does not have Snow Days, they do have Bison Days, for when the buffalo randomly venture out of the mountains/island interior and roam the town?  And that they were left there after a 1924 movie and now have a full-on colony on the island?  Note for ladies:  do not zip line in tiny shorts.  Trust me, you’re gonna want full-coverage walking shorts or capris with that harness at those speeds.

Ahhhh…California.  I cannot wait to go back.

cruising to catalina…

Catalina Island Approach

Click to see the town better (but please don’t steal the image)!

And now we are approaching the final leg of our California adventure…Catalina Island!  This is the view of the town of Avalon on Catalina Island, as seen from the ferry that hails from Long Beach, California.  And the excitement of exploring a Channel Island starts to build…

Of course taken with the Canon G12!  From atop the ferry!  Crossing the Pacific!  Stay tuned for more Catalina Island!