I want to finish telling you about my adventures at Catalina Island before I forget.
The most exciting part of the day came right after we left the Botanical Garden. Turns out the island has a preferred transportation mode. Or may I say, visitors have a preferred mode of transportation. No, I am not referring to hiring a car. Because who wants to spend that kind of money on a cheap family holiday or on a quick romantic getaway. (remember that day the town was full of visitors from the cruise). Anyway, a car seems too big for this speck of land. So, people rent golf carts to circle the island.
As I mentioned in the previous post, we decided to do our own thing that day. But I guess there was something else prepared for us. As we were walking back to Avalon, a couple in a golf cart stopped and asked us if we wanted a ride. We asked them if they were going to town and they replied: “No, we are circling the island. Jump into the car and ride with us”. My husband and I looked at each other. Our eyes were wide big. “Why not?”, we seemed to say without words. So, we got into the golf cart and there we went!!
The couple driving the car was awesome. They were from Utah and came in the cruise too. We talked and laughed a lot. It was a cool and fun ride!!
We made several stops in order to admire the beauty of the island. We took a panoramic route which passes thru high passes in the mountains. Let me tell you something. Avalon is extremely pretty. The botanical gardens are full of wonders. But the views from the top, ahhhhh, the views from the top. Don’t get fooled, this island is blessed with absolutely gorgeous beauty. Take a look below and witness it by yourself.
While we were going up, we spotted a deer eating grass. He got scared and went into hiding. Good way to start our ride.
It was good to take a look at Avalon Canyon (the road that takes you to the Botanical Gardens passes thru the canyon) from the top. Unbelievable to think we were walking there a couple of minutes before.
As you may imagine, Catalina is a playground for those with vast quantities of money. We passed several mansions and resorts on our little golf cart.
These are views of Avalon harbor and city from a high point. Take a look at our neat cruise (like we own it). These are the views that took my breath away.
A little bit ahead, we stopped to take a look at the people zip lining in one of the island canyons. Well, we didn’t know the zip line was on our way. We heard people screaming and, well, we wanted to see what was happening. I was able to take a picture of a young girl preparing to ride.
This concludes the narration of my adventures in Avalon. Hope to visit soon the beloved island!
Have you experienced Catalina Island from the top?