Hit the Road, Jack!

After our recent trip to Vegas, I am thinking of provoking the Covid-19 demons with another road trip. It’s fun to travel, and my predilection for wanderlust has been seriously subdued by the pandemic.

I don’t think I can get Martine interested in another desert destination—even though she liked the Vegas trip—but there are other less arid possibilities like Catalina, San Diego, Santa Barbara, or the Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang. I’ll just have to put my thinking cap on.

Actually, there is one desert trip that Martine likes, which we have taken twice: Up U.S. 395 along the Eastern Sierras and the Owens Valley. To see what a rich target this is, check out this California Through My Lens website.

On a Clear Day, You Can See Catalina

Saturday Was That Perfect Day

Saturday Was That Perfect Day

When Martine and I were at Old Fort MacArthur on Saturday, we had a perfect view of Catalina. It was the first time in all my years in Southern California that I was able to see the entire island at once from the mainland. That indentation toward the right of the island is the Two Harbors area, which came across crystal clear.

The island not only looked clearer, but also closer, almost ten miles closer than it usually does. The point from which I took the above picture is probably the closest point on the mainland, give or take a few hundred feet, to the island, which is some twenty-odd miles off shore.