Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Los Angeles - Channel Islands

For our last day of our LA holiday, we took a daytrip out to the Channel Islands National Park.  It was the perfect complement to the busy crowded theme park days.  It was so lovely and quiet.  Because it is hard to get to, it is one of the least visited national parks in the US.  We went by boat- it was about an hour-and-a-half each way.   Declan was confused to see what appeared to be the exact same buoy with the exact same sealions on it that we saw in Alaska last summer.

Confused face
There are no services on the island at all, so we had to pack our own lunch.  We ordered a lunch to go the strangely luxurious Hilton room service and it did not disappoint- a mammoth wicker basket with all kinds of punnet boxes full of delectables and table linens.  On the very top was one marked "chocolate covered strawberries" which made us the target of much taunting from the other park-bound passengers on the boat over.  They were all hard core hikers packing only dehydrated foodstuffs.   We enjoyed the heck out of our picnic though.

After lunch we went for a hike around the island. It was gorgeous and no other people around.  Lovely day.

Declan earning his Junior Ranger Badge on the boat trip back.

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