Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park

Three days on Santa Cruz Island - returned home just last night. I don't know how to write about Santa Cruz Island without sounding trite. The emotion and wonder that I feel about this place now, however, is the same as what I felt when I first visited as a child. Maybe it is because I am a Californian, but the landscape, unique animals and the ranching history are captivating.

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Eastern Santa Cruz grassland and Anacapa Island

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Cavern Point

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Sea Caves


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Island Scrub Jay

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Santa Cruz Ironwood

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Scorpion Cove

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Ravens, Smugglers Ranch

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Windmill

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Smugglers Ranch

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Morning Glory and Yellowbanks


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Farm Equipment

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Sunset on Montanon Ridge

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