Avalon on Catalina Island, California

Catalina Island

Avalon on Catalina Island, California
Avalon on Catalina Island, California

 

I made a very quick trip to Catalina Island, as mythical a place as Brigadoon, since most of the time the island, shrouded in fog, is invisible from the mainland. But, indeed, the charming little place of 4,500 inhabitants and only 400 cars (mostly golf carts) really exists. Once the sole property of the Wrigley family (yes, think gum) 82% of the island now belongs to a conservancy. Buffalo, introduced to Catalina in 1920 for a movie set, still roam wild. Between 12 and 16 eagles and numerous fox live on the island as well.
More pictures from my recent tiny excursions from Santa Barbara down to Huntington Beach will be coming soon, after my trip to Ireland. But for now, here a just a few pictures of a truly beautiful place.
View from high above Avalon
View from high above Avalon

 

The jagged western coast of Catalina Island, California
The jagged western coast

 

Western coastal pano, Catalina Island, California
Western coastal pano

 

The Avalon harbor
The Avalon harbor, Catalina Island, California