Things don't always go as planned; sometimes it’s better that way. On Monday some friends and I planned to take the ferry out to Catalina Island for a day of hiking and maybe some photos at sunset. Well, that didn’t happen. We could get out to the island without any problem, but there were no ferries coming back after 3:30 pm, so we’d only have had about two hours on the island. That didn’t sound worthwhile, so on a whim we opted for a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway instead. We pulled out Google Maps and aimed for the green spots. We found a beach with fantastic rock formations and beautiful views of the ocean, and lots of little crabs running around all over the place. It was a great, relaxing place to spend an afternoon.Then we found a good rib joint in Naples, California (Naples Rib Company, if you ever find yourself there), and had a delicious (and enormous) dinner. At the end of the day not one of us was sorry we didn’t get out to Catalina. It just goes to show that staying flexible and keeping an open mind is always the best plan a person can have.
Duluth, Minnesota based photographer specializing in Landscape and Environmental Portraiture.