From the top, ships look so small

It’s hard to believe that more than two years have passed since our first trip to Anacapa Island, a small, isolated place in Channel Islands Nation Park. We planned and postponed, then started from the beginning and prepared again for this trip. The vision circle seemed to never end. Something more important was coming up at the last moment, until one day my husband and I just said: “Let’s do it tomorrow.” And so we did. I still can’t completely comprehend how quickly it all happened. One day we were just talking about the trip, the next day – a small boat was taking us to the dream destination. If not for Anacapa Island photo diary that we “documented” out there, the whole trip would feel unreal.

And indeed, I can’t be more grateful for this simple yet valuable visual journal. Every time I stumble upon our pictures from the island, a whole lot of different emotions overwhelm me. I’m not afraid to admit that this modest Anacapa Island photo collection gives me goosebumps every single time. I’ve never been seasick like on that one-hour boat ride to and from the island. Now I look at these pictures and laugh out lout. Oh, I looked amazing haft sitting, haft lying with using table in front of me as a pillow.

Was It Worth It?

Absolutely! For the money you pay for boat ticket to get to Anacapa Island, you get one of the best ways to recharge and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. First of all, lack of Internet connection frees you from obligations to be ahead of the game and check your emails and social media every 10-15 minutes. Second, it gives you plenty of time to connect with your companions. Third, the island enables you to incorporate good workout session that doesn’t feel like a dreadful task or routine. Fourth, your get a chance to enter into wilderness and explore it on your terms No guided tours, no specific destinations – just you and the isle. Join me on this Anacapa Island photo diary and experience all of it yourself.

HERE IS MY ANACAPA ISLAND PHOTO DIARY:

Hiking on Anacapa Island

Hiking on Anacapa Island

Arrival at Anacapa Island

Arrival at Anacapa Island

Green oases in August

Green oases in August

Anacapa Island looks barren in August

Anacapa Island looks barren in August

On a mission to take as many pictures as possible

On a mission to take as many pictures as possible

Red flowers showed up from time to time

Red flowers showed up from time to time

Hiking and smiling

Hiking and smiling

Coast of the island

Coast of the island

Kayaking near Anacapa Island

Kayaking near Anacapa Island

Crazy hair, don't care - happy traveler

Crazy hair, don’t care – happy traveler

Have a lot of water with you.

Have a lot of water with you.

Mini islands made from huge rocks

Mini islands made from huge rocks

Watching wildlife

Watching wildlife

Smiling and hiking, Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island