Are there still schools of flying fish to see when taking the boat over? It's been quite a few years.. like 30+ since I first went.
We kick around the idea of living there, although I'd really have to become a boat guy.
Sure flying fish and dolphins like crazy.
And of course when you are there, Garibaldi.
I don't see any of it however. Its all about the Fun Zone for me. The kids step aside to make room when I strut in.
That's quite a trip. For me, it was the Del Amo mall during the day for the arcade or Mulligan's. My favorite part of Catalina was the trip over, seeing the flying fish and then the yellowfin/bonita/whatever closer to the island.
The small bar next to the one I hang out at has a skeeball machine. It's tempting, but I've already got pool and I don't want it to get jealous.
I also miss looking down from the beach piers and seeing the small sand sharks(again, or whatever) swimming around, especially when you could see the proximity to the people.
Now, all I have are Portland weird people and a few birds of prey. Although, the unicycling bagpipe Vader goes by the house a few times a week. I think that may count for something.
Did you have pool back then? Where you going from Del Amo to Mr Lucky's on Hawthorne?