Avalon from the hilltop road above the Casino, looking towards the east end of the island.
Avalon and the Casino looking west. The lush growth from the winter rains covered up much of the fire damage from last year.
The Casino from the hilltop road.
The Casino and promenade at night.
Looking east from the Casino across Avalon harbor.
The Casino at night.
The green light from a squid boat made for interesting lighting effects...
Nightime at the promenade.
The view of Descanso Beach and the rocky shoreline from the hilltop road above the Casino.
A bison in the interior. Bison were originally brought over for a silent movie made in the 1920's.
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher at Wrigley Botanical Gardens in Avalon Canyon.
A Spotted Towhee takes a dive near the Wrigley Gardens.
A Lazuli Bunting. My thanks to Bob Kaufman for IDing this; it was quite distant, and how often does one think of finding a Lazuli Bunting on Catalina Island?
An Acorn Woodpecker, a ubiquitous and raucous resident of Avalon and environs.
My friend LaRee is for once on the other end of the lens...
And so is Ken, striking a "Marlboro Man" pose... :o)
Waiting for the Cape Canyon tour with the Unimog vehicle soon to provide a hair-raising ride through the island interior...
But all is well after the tour, and we are soon restored after quaffing margaritas at an Avalon Mexican restaurant.