Obviously, this has got to
be a good place to see things, babes in bikinis, sunrises and
sunsets, starry skies, sunlight dancing on the water.
But, golly gee, hon, can't we do something!
Okay, let's go for a walk. Cat
Harbor is just up the road a half a mile. On the way, stop by
the old school house and the barracks building that housed Union
Army soldiers guarding against gunrunning during the Civil
War. Farther down the road, look to the west and see if the
swing is still on the big tree. Its fun for both kids and big
people, especially after one of DeWitt's "Buffalo Milks".
Or walk up to the Banning House Lodge
built by the Banning Brothers in 1910 to spend long summer days in,
sipping "sasspirilla". Perhaps make plans for a night
ashore next time you're over, say for a special, romantic
occasion. The house has been renovated into a lovely bed and
breakfast with continental breakfast and some dinner service,
private baths and spectacular views.
Really want to walk! Contact the
Catalina Conservancy for Hiking and Inland Camping permits.
Too much thinking? Check with
Visitors Services for guided tours and bus trips into the center of
Enough walking? Unload those
mountain bikes you hauled over and put them to use. There is a
great series of trails running around the cove with some great
Hot and "glowing" after all that
exercise? Could be time for a swim. Harbor Reefs is a
great spot for diving and a quick ride by dinghy in most any
direction will bring you rocky shore areas that are great for
snorkeling. Watch the swell surge and grab something to float
on and give those tired muscles a break.
Rent a kayak and go paddle around for an
hour, half the day or even the whole day. Especially fun and
peaceful if HE likes to drive the dinghy ALL the time and at speeds
that rattle your teeth. Don't know how? Not to worry,
lessons are available. Check with the folks who rent all
levels of kayaks or the Visitors Services.
So, SHE's out paddlin' around with Mother
Nature! Now's the time to get that BIG one. But you
think she might get the wrong idea when she returns to the mooring
and finds the boat gone! Charter one with a captain who knows
where the marlin, halibut, Yellow Tail and beer are and go get 'em!
It's getting late, you're both back on the boat, freshly showered,
she's calm, he's happy. Pop open that Merlot, grill that
fish steak and watch the Sunset Cruise glide out of the harbor on
it's way along the coast. Maybe