'momma, can we go to the islands?' that was one of the first things my girl asked when she bought her ticket home. she lives in nyc now, coming back here to california for only a week, bringing her boyfriend who's not yet been to the west coast. she really wanted him to see the channel islands.
luckily, her step poppa, my chuck, works in the channel islands national park, as a sea cave kayak guide, so we made plans. we invited all the kids that could come. hannah and matt flew in sunday morning and monday morning early, we were on an island packers boat out to santa cruz....
(me, photo by chuck)
but first, on sunday, my kids are here!!
we went to lunch
thank you dolphins for showing up and bringing joy
i watched them sleep too
one hour later, we are here! scorpion anchorage at santa cruz island
well, most of the time
he is a wonderful guide, at the end of this post i'll share information on how to do this trip. for many it's a once in a lifetime experiance!
here we go! all water photos were taken by chuck as i'm afraid to take my camera out of the dry bag in sea caves, better to leave that to the professional
hello pelicans and cormorants
and finally the paddling part of our adventure was over, it was time for a hike
if you go:
to learn more,
channel islands national park california
to get there,
island packers ventura
to take the 'caves and coves' tour,
channel islands outfitters a good tip: chuck graham is the best guide ;)
thank you my dear husband, for everything, it was an incredible day, one we'll never
forget, you are the best!