The Oft-Forgotten Channel Islands Are Cooler Than You Imagine

It is a cliché-evoking, warm Southern California day, and I am precariously perched in a kayak off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, letting out a series of unholy high-pitched shrieks. A spotted seal has just jumped onto the rock next to me and to say I’m delighted by the visitor would be an understatement. He pauses a moment to take me in and then, unperturbed by my Harry Styles-fan cosplay, slips back into the dark blue water and disappears…

Via The Daily Beast

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