ABC Wednesday – C   15 comments

C is for Catalina Island off the California Coast!

There’s even a song written about this little island…

26 Miles (Santa Catalina)

(Glen Larson and Bruce Belland)

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Water all around it everywhere
Tropical trees and the salty air
But for me the thing that’s a-waitin’ there, romance

It seems so distant, twenty-six miles away
Restin’ in the water serene
I’d work for anyone, even the Navy
Who would float me to my island dream

Twenty-six miles, so near yet far
I’d swim with just some water-wings and my guitar
I could leave the wings
But I’ll need the guitar for romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance

A tropical heaven out in the ocean
Covered with trees and girls
If I have to swim, I’ll do it forever
‘Til I’m gazin’ on those island pearls

Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat
Any old thing that’ll stay afloat
When we arrive we’ll all promote romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina
The island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me

Fun facts about Catalina Island

  1. It’s really only 21.8 miles from the mainland not 26
  2. More than 100 species or varieties of birds make Catalina their permanent or transitory home.
  3. Pigeons were used to carry messages between Catalina and the mainland from the 1850’s to as late as 1899.
  4. Length of island, 21 miles. Width, 8 miles at its widest point (Long Point) and 1/2 mile at Two Harbors at the Isthmus.
  5. I fly over this island two times a week on my way to and from Washington!

Here is an aerial shot I took of Catalina Island:


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15 responses to “ABC Wednesday – C

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  1. Nice selection of “C’s”.
    Great photos and information on Catalina.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Our “C” is Here.
    Come visit,
    Troy and Martha

  2. It wasn’t until late this afternoon that I decided to publish my pics of Catalina today although I actually decided to make it a Californian post rather than just Catalina.

    Love Catalina
    Hate Palm Springs

  3. Wow, your aerial shot is fabulous. How timely that C happened just when you had a visit there! :0)

  4. Pretty. Really like the arieal shot.

  5. Oh my gosh, your photos are so wonderful!

    My C post is HERE. Please stop by if you have some time. It will be very much appreciated. Happy Wednesday!

  6. This place is definitely on my list of “must visits” some time in the future. I remember that song, too, AND all the words!

  7. I lived in San Diego when I was a kid, but I don’t remember going to Catalina.Thanks for sharing the information and photos.

  8. Wow! What a neat ABC Wednesday post.

  9. Love the aerial shot – brilliant ABC!

    Gary
    Bodge’s Bulletin

  10. Wow! The aerial shot is so awesome. The clear geography can be seen so much!

  11. Your aerial shot of Catalina Island is beautiful.
    I wonder how many people make their home there?

    Bear((( )))

  12. What a pretty, romantic island! Glorious pics!

  13. Someday I’m going to get there myself. Being a native Californian one would think I would have made it there in all my years.
    Great shot from the plane.

  14. Hey, you didn’t mention anything about the famous flying-fish…   Recently I saw a program on TV (California Gold with Huell Houser) who took the boat trip out, and they shined the spotlight on the water, and yes, the fish do sort of leap out of the water and wiggle on the surface for great distances — it’s quite a sight… If I even do make it to Catalina, that’s what I want to do — take that boat ride… I understand that the chewing gum baron, Wrigley, was instrumental in the development and preservation of Santa Catalina Island…

  15. lovely c pictures indeed!

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