Tag Archives: kayaking

Visiting Two Harbors

I’m a bit behind on my posting, but wanted to share more pictures from my recent visit to Catalina Island. I stayed overnight, and in the morning took a large speedboat called the Cyclone from the port of Avalon to the other end of the island, Two Harbors. It was my first time doing so, […]

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

The weather couldn’t have been better for a bit of kayaking off Avalon on Catalina Island. I rented my kayak from the Descanso Beach Club. I prefer renting there as I can paddle off from the beach (albeit a very rocky beach) rather than from a dock in the harbor where it’s difficult to get […]

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

My son shared a news story a few days ago with this headline: “Pacific coast shark attacks on the rise and kayakers may be most at risk“.  He suggested I take up another hobby. While it’s easy to be fearful, I’ve thought it through and decided no, I’m not going to let the sharks win, […]

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Kayaking Lake Gregory

(11 photos) I drove up the San Bernardino mountains to Lake Gregory yesterday morning to fulfill one of my summertime goals of kayaking there. The drive took just a bit more than an hour, which is basically nothing in Southern California drive life. The weather on the mountain was gorgeous, the lake smooth, deep blue, […]

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Kayaking at Catalina Island

(14 photos) For the past four years I’ve made a tradition of visiting Southern California’s Catalina Island on my birthday. The reason behind this is a special deal from Catalina Express, one of the boat companies running trips between the mainland and the island, offering free passage to folks on their birthday when accompanied by […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

This week’s photo challenge asks for something that surprised us on The Road Taken. I chose this photo I took with my iPhone while kayaking at Catalina Island, off Southern California’s coast. Paddling on a watery “road” through the boat docks, trying my best not to drop my phone in the water, nor crash into a boat, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

This week’s Photo Challenge from WordPress is Fun! I’m entering with two photos of Kat and me having lots of fun kayaking the Pacific Ocean, off the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, on my 63rd birthday in July. We rented a double kayak and rode the swells up and down the coast. Now, that was […]

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