CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, 2011


I had planned on going over to see the Channel Islands  to camp for a couple of days.  Like a lot of things in my life, that didn’t work out as planned.  My niece was getting married in Malibu, so my wife and I went over a day early to Ventura.  We went through Island Packers and took the boat out to Santa Cruz Island, about an hour and a little more away.  We landed, got the briefing, and walked uphill towards Smuggler’s Cove.  We had lunch, looped back and had a delightful, if brief, and non-camping trip.

On the way back by boat, we saw whales and dolphins as well.  I might go back again, but I would fly to Burbank and try to avoid as much of LA as possible.  There are several islands, and it is easy to take camping gear out there.  One can also rent sea kayaks.  Like all national parks, this is a real gem!

http://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm

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One Response to “CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, 2011”

  1. Calvin Says:

    We will have to fix this, Mike. Unlike some of our other entries in our bucket list, this is nearby and should pose few difficulties in planning. Calvin

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