Category Archives: Catalina

Avalon, Catalina Saturday

Saturday morning we went to Original Jacks in the previous location of Polly’s Pancakes. They are famous for their Hawaiian French Toast with macadamia nuts and coconut syrup. I had the eggs benedict, and couldn’t complain. We had reserved a … Continue reading

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Avalon, Catalina Friday

Friday morning we had breakfast at Polly’s Pancakes, which had moved since the last time I visited. It’s on the waterfront now. Nothing like blueberry pancakes to start the day. The partially submerged submarine tour is a huge improvement over the … Continue reading

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Avalon, Catalina Thursday

The Catalina Cruiser may only be an hour now compared to 3 hours in the good old days, but it’s still a lurching, seasickness-inducer. On the way out we stopped at 2 Harbors, where my dad used to moor his … Continue reading

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Cruisin: Catalina

Our first port was Catalina Island. You have already heard me wax poetic about the island’s pleasures. Dating of the construction of the Green Pleasure Pier Pier varies by several sources. Here’s what they say: 1) Pier Green or the … Continue reading

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My Catalina Story

I`m on vacation having more adventures right now, so to keep you safe and off the streets, here is a story I wrote up a few years ago. When I was a child, my family frequently made the trouble-frought journey … Continue reading

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