Aug 10/Rock Pile
Camping on (or really near!) the beach is awesome. Pat and I stayed in Spot #10 in Little Harbor campground on the west side of Catalina. (You can see our little yellow tent in the background of this picture!) We were dropped off by the Safari Bus around noon on Saturday, set up camp, and hung out on the beach for the afternoon. There were a few sailboats and catamarans anchored in small bay of Little Harbor and most of the other campsites were filled. You can hike over the “Whale’s Tail” formation to Shark Harbor just a few minutes away as well as the Trans-Catalina trail.
The site is pretty remote (no amenities and 30+ minutes away from a town), but it was a nice opportunity to relax for the day without any distractions. We really liked staying in Hermit Gulch the night before and being so close to Avalon, but this was perfect for a quiet day/night of beach camping. It was so relaxing to fall asleep/wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach…
This morning Pat and I enjoyed a peaceful sunrise on the beach. We had a rock stacking competition-I won with 11 rocks; Pat came in a close second with 10. It was a great trip!