Santa Catalina Island

The Green Pleasure Pier, built in 1908

On January 5th, 2022, we decided to take a trip to Santa Catalina Island for three days to explore the island on our E-bikes. We boarded the Catalina Express from Dana Point and had a blue-bird day crossing the sea to the town of Avalon. We saw whales and dolphins on the way. We checked into the Atwater Hotel just a short ride from the ferry terminal and after joining the Catalina Island Conservancy in order to be able to ride on the roads, we started to explore the Island. We rode our bikes up to the Airport in the Sky Restaurant at 1,600 feet elevation. We rode over 2,000 feet of elevation gain to get there, thank god for E-bikes, and the views were spectacular. Great lunch on the deck with a huge view, before descending back to Avalon, big downhill ride. The sun was beginning to set as we rode down the hill with a beautiful soft, pink, glow over the ocean. Click on thumbnail to view image Continue reading