Tuesday, April 7, 2009

photo of the week: April 6, 09 - Anapaca Island, California

If you have ever glaced at a map and seen, there is in fact a chain of islands off the cost of California. They span from Ventra to Santa Barbra, and they are called the Channel Islands. As a child, i visited Oxnard, which the islands are visible from. I did not realize that you could in fact visit these islands. One of the channel islands is home to many seal lion rookies, including fur seals, which are a rare sighting if you ever catch a glimse of one.

My family and I decited to take a boat and visit the smallest of these islands, Anapaca. There are literally no trees there and also, no challangeing hiking grounds. There are however, lots and lots of seagulls. In fact, Anpaca island is the breeding ground for seagulls. If you go, make sure you miss the bird season if you're not into them. 

There are also camp grounds on site, which is perfect for kaykers and scuba divers, for the rich marine biodiversity.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

picture of the week for 3.30.09

This week's picture comes from my weekend travels in DC. This is probally a really cliche picture of the jefferson memorial. The flowers have not bloomed in this picture, but if it was, it would be spactular. This week is the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival. 

One thing that i absolutly LOVED about DC was that you had a buncha trees that were bare from the winter frost. Some of the trees had a million buds on them, and some of them were in full bloom. Just imagine a tree with JUST flowers. it was an amazing sight.

In addition, I got to see the cherry blossoms, something that is quite a treat for me.