Fishing Monkey

So the monkey has been through a few adventures in the past couple of months. He finished a backyard remodel, started some additional and very intense training at the Getty Villa, and most recently survived the firestorms in Southern California. His house is safe but he did have to evacuate for a couple of days and that’s another whole story.  But to get into the holiday routine his #1 son had this great idea to go on an overnight fishing trip.  Right, what better way to get in the Thanksgiving and Christmas mood than go fishing? It’s been years and…

Anacapa Island

On a cool, fog shrouded Monday the monkey joined a gaggle of 4th graders for the most anticipated field trip of the year:  A journey to Anacapa Island.  Part of Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa Island is only accessable by boat.  No people live on the island and there is no fresh water.  To get onto the island intrepid adventurers must climb 157 stairs up a steep cliff to reach the visitor center.  Unless you use an airplane and a parachute, there is no other way to get there. The name Anacapa is derived from a Chumash Native American word (Anypakh)…