Avalon, Santa Catalina Island

Carol and I had a free weekend day – something which rarely occurs. The right answer was to unfree it, by taking the Catalina Express from Marina del Rey to Avalon on Catalina Island, about 30 miles into the Pacific. We took the beach cruisers, so we could explore town. The Island Conservancy charges $50 to travel out of town, so staying in town was OK with us.

The Avalon welcoming committee (along with some pelicans).
The Avalon welcoming committee (along with some pelicans).
Avalon Harbor - the Green Pleasure Pier is on the left.
Avalon Harbor – the Green Pleasure Pier is on the left.
Lunch. And a good lunch it was.
Lunch. And a good lunch it was.
Avalon and Avalon Harbor from up near the Wrigley Mansion.
Avalon and Avalon Harbor from up near the Wrigley Mansion.
Descanso Beach, north of Avalon.
Descanso Beach, north of Avalon.
The Avalon Casino.
The Avalon Casino.
Wandering the streets of Avalon. Almost all the locals drive golf carts - gas is very expensive, plus, nothing is far from where you are.
Wandering the streets of Avalon. Almost all the locals drive golf carts – gas is very expensive, plus, nothing is far from where you are.

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The subtle interplay of light and shadow.
The subtle interplay of light and shadow.

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