Spotted in the News: Channel Islands: Adventurous daytripping in California’s own Galapagos


Waves tossed the skiff, as we approached Scorpion Cove at Channel Islands National Park and readied to leap ashore. The pier here had been damaged in a storm, my friend Stacey and I learned before catching the ferry at Ventura Harbor, and so we should be prepared to make landfall as if we were shipwreck survivors. And that’s really what it was like. Leaping from the ferry to the skiff and then onto the rocky beach made for an adventurous introduction to this secluded archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.