I will post some fiction on Thursday. Over this last weekend, however, I went on an adventure and thought I might share some pictures.
Between Thursday and Sunday I accompanied my girlfriend’s family while they were brought out to the northern Channel Islands on a sailing ship.
The ship was called The Good Wife with Captain Sean and was chartered through Channel Islands Charter (http://www.channelislandscharter.com/).
Captain Sean started out by saying “Well, it’s your charter, we can go wherever you want,” but none of us knew exactly where we wanted to go, except that we wanted some adventure. Captain Sean and his son Cullen made suggestions which did not disappoint. They knew the islands, and the area, they were interesting people to talk to and great cooks. Needless to say, we were well fed, well cared for, and thoroughly entertained.
We made it to two islands: Anacapa and Santa Cruz.
On the first day we explored a little of the island of Anacapa. Some of the high points include kayaking into some beautiful sea caves and trekking up to the light house among hoards of seagulls.
The next two days were spent on Santa Cruz Island, where we hiked around on the island and kayaked into Painted Cave, the largest sea cave in North America, to the tune of some very grumpy sea lions.
The only negative of the entire trip was avoidable. I decided to sleep on deck the last night and was swarmed by mosquitoes all night. I was forced to bury my head down inside my sleeping bag to escape their ravenous little proboscises, where I conceived and wrote the fiction that I’ll be posting on Thursday.
It was a great trip. If you ever get the opportunity to do something similar, my advice to you is to not hesitate to do so.