This baby seal was stuck on Avalon Harbor sea wall rocks after the tide went down. She didn’t know what to do and was waiting for her mother. We couldn’t wait for high tide to see the uniting of mother and daughter but we learned that the story had a happy ending and that they both swam away.
Avalon Harbor during an off-season day. The boat in the foreground is tied to our 30 foot Avalon private mooring. The Catalina Casino is in the background. Inside the Casino is a world-class dance hall and a lovely Movie Palace where the latest movies are shown.
A member of a group of plein air artists from the east coast who have come to Catalina to paint the outdoor scenes. Catalina Island offers an unending source of visual opportunities for both painters and photographers. As you can imagine, many movies have been filmed on the island.
Walking along Casino way with the bay in the background and with a cruise ship at anchor. Avalon is a popular stop for cruise boats. Casino Way, at night, is one of the most romantic walks we’ve ever taken.
A sleepy afternoon on the beach in Avalon, one of two beaches we visit. Here, there is a lifeguard on duty.. One of the reason families love both Avalon Beach and Descanso Beach is that they are relatively safe beaches without the large rolling waves of the mainland beaches.
The float platform to swim out to and dive off of. A great thing to do on a summer afternoon. And it’s not just for kids –
For those who prefer a more relaxed holiday there is a lively bar overlooking Descanso Beach. Try the same bar at night under a full moon shining off the water. It is memorable.
Ocean adventurers returning on rental kayaks to Descanso Beach.
Avalon at sunset. This is the view from from the patio of our Avalon, Catalina rental condominium at the magic hour, just before the lights of the village are turned on..
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