The other day Deanna and I decided to go to Santa Catalina by ourselves. It is about 28 miles off the coast of Los Angeles and Orange County.
The boat ride over is fun, and often you see dolphin. We didn't see any this day, but probably because we fell asleep...
This tile artwork, a mosaic if you will, is at the big round Casino Ballroom, the landmark building in the town of Avalon. It is not a casino with gambling, but a movie theater and a ballroom.
This is the Casino from the small boat I rented.
And here is Deanna on a small secluded beach we found, miles north of Avalon.
The beach was rugged, and nobody was around. You can really get a feel for what California must have been like before humans came to fuck it up. We swam with a stingray, and shared the beach with large Brown Pelicans. Harbor seals and Sea Lions swam around everywhere.
When we left the moon was rising, and it had been a great day.
Posted September 16th, 2006 by I survived the stingray, lucky it was small