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Today was the day I have chosen to do my volunteer activity and help out the community. My activity would be a trial one day activity to see if high-school students would enjoy it or not. The activity I have chosen is a journey with the aquatic life of California and features interactions with animals such as Dolphins, Whales and Seals.
I set out in the morning ...
Today we ventured to the island of Catalina, off the California Coast. The only way we could get to the Island was by waking up early (5am early) to get to Newport Beach for 8am to catch a boat, which would be about an hour and a half.We arrived at around 10.45. The first activity we went to do was snorkeling, unfortunately the best place to see lots of fish was down a steep pile of rocks into the water (it was only about 7/8 feet high), which proved ...
We arrived at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on the
hotel shuttle. The boarding
process went pretty smoothly with the exception of a few line-ups but we were
on-board by 1:00 p.m. – just in time for lunch.
Other than getting acquainted with the ship our first couple
of days has been fairly quiet.
Yesterday afternoon I went to the Serenity section ...
... in the shop windows, getting a coffee (well, I had to have the ice cream) and enjoying the harbor and all the scenery and of course, people watching.
There are two towns on Catalina - the largest and most populated is Avalon and the other is on the other side of the island and that is Two Harbors.
Back in the day of the Hollywood Royalty, Catalina was a get-a-way for them and they came frequently and some had homes ...
I was not sure what to expect from this island as I already had a vision in my head of a island off of Perth Western Australia called Rottnest this was different all together a very pleasant surprise and well worth the effort.
We came into Avalon from the ferry ...