Photo Diary: Catalina Island

In the summer of 2014, I spent a week on Catalina Island for one of my graduate courses at the University of Southern California. I was taken away by how gorgeous the island is, and it also had some of the best sunsets and sunrises I’ve ever seen.  For those of of you that do not know, Catalina is an island located off of the coast of Los Angeles in California, and is accessible by ferry.  If you have never been, I highly recommend adding it onto your bucket list of places to visit, it is absolutely amazing. Just see for yourself in the photos below!

View of the harbor and the USC Wrigley Campus where I stayed during my trip to Catalina
View of the harbor and the USC Wrigley Campus where I stayed during my trip to Catalina
The seal rock island located near the harbor at the USC Wrigley Campus.
The seal rock island located near the harbor at the USC Wrigley Campus
Catalina Island, California
Gross fact: all the white stuff is seagull poop
A close up of the seals and pelicans hanging out on the seal rock
A close up of the seals and pelicans hanging out on the seal rock
Entrance to a cave in the cliffs that is accessible by kayak
Entrance to a cave in the cliffs that is accessible by kayak
Kayaking through the cave in the cliff side
Kayaking through the cave in the cliff side
Exiting the cave we kayaked through just after the sun came up
Exiting the cave we kayaked through just after the sun came up
When we exited the cave, there was a baby seal perched on this rock, and it just laid there looking at us!
When we exited the cave, there was a baby seal perched on this rock, and it just laid there looking at us!
Baby Seal, Catalina Island, California
A baby seal and a sunrise, what more could anyone ask for!?
Catalina Island sunset over the Pacific Ocean
Catalina Island sunset over the Pacific Ocean
Catalina Island, California
Cliff sides along the ocean
A rogue bison laying along the Trans Catalina Trail road.
A rogue bison laying along the Trans Catalina Trail road.
The sunset over the harbor in the town Two Harbors.
The sunset over the harbor in the town Two Harbors.
Kayaking in the ocean one afternoon
Kayaking in the ocean one afternoon
A seal that was checking us out while we were kayaking
A seal that was checking us out while we were kayaking
Catalina Island, California
A view of the back side of the USC Wrigley Campus on an early morning stroll
The sunrise just starting early in the morning with a little crescent moon still peaking out
The sunrise just starting early in the morning with a little crescent moon still peaking out
Catalina Island, California
Those clouds though
Sunset Catalina Island, California
I just absolutely loved this sunset
Catalina Island, California
Some more of the cliff sides along the island, along with a wicked cool sail boat
Sunset on Catalina Island, California
Seriously to die for
Catalina Island, California
A more panoramic view of the cliff sides with the sail boat
My friends Jenni, Shannon and I taking in the amazing landscapes of Catalina
My friends Jenni, Shannon and I taking in the amazing landscapes of Catalina
Another shot of the sun setting over the harbor in Two Harbors
Another shot of the sun setting over the harbor in Two Harbors
Sunset on Catalina Island, California
I did say that the sunsets on Catalina are gorgeous right!?
A panoramic of the sun rising
A panoramic of the sun rising

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