Santa Catalina
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 09 Nov 2021

Santa Catalina , 11/9/2021, National Geographic Venture

  • Aboard the National Geographic Venture
  • California Coast

Twenty-six miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waiting for me! With strong swell this morning, we decided to anchor in the isthmus cove of Two Harbors. Protected from the wind and waves we set out early to kayak and hike our way around the island. Those who took to land explored not only Two Harbors but also Cat Harbor, a quick half-mile walk away from our landing. The dirt path was covered in tracks from the endemic native fox as well as the non-native bison of the island. It was amazing to watch the once endangered brown pelican fishing in the deep waters and see the vibrant garibaldi bopping around the nearshore kelp forests!

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