• Deborah Kade

Dana Point, California

Michael and I usually fly to California. This time, we decided to take the Tesla and drive. We were curious to try out the charging stations along the way. Every two hours we stopped and charged up for 15- 20 minutes. It was perfect as it gave us time to stretch our legs and use the rest room. The cost for charging was ...... zero.

We are staying in Dana Point with our friend Bill. It is a nice 5 day vacation away from the heat in Scottsdale.

Bill has a boat slip at Dana Point Harbor for the Aloha Tiki.

Dana Point offers plenty of pristine ocean scapes, romantic overlooks and beach strolls – it’s a comfortable, surfer town that invites one and all. One of the most famous surf breaks in the world, Killer Dana, attracted thousands of ocean-loving fans in the 1950s and 1960s. It proved so inspiring, in fact, that Hobie Alter created the world’s first retail surf shop. It stands today, still abuzz with a relaxed and friendly surfer vibe.

The Dana Point Harbor houses 2,500 boats within two marinas, inside a one-and-a-half mile jetty. Complete facilities include guest slips, fuel dock, shipyard, launch ramp, boat rentals, yacht sales, community class instruction, fishing, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, boat charters, two yacht clubs, sailing association, ocean classroom labs, shops, restaurants, picnicking, and even a baby beach for young swimmers.

Dana Point is the home of the popular sport fishing and whale watching vessels. The Ocean Institute also offers a variety of programs for the whole family. Enjoy sea adventure cruises day and evening and summer programs on the Pilgrim. The OC Sailing and Events Center attracts hundreds of people each week for its wide variety of programs. Catalina Island is just a short boat ride away.

I always enjoy taking pictures of the California brown pelicans, cranes and sea gulls.

Seals jockey for position on the buoy so they can sleep the afternoon away.

People enjoying the 4th of July week!

Dogs don't want to be left out from any activity their owners may be doing.

Old Glory proudly displayed.

The auxiliary Coast Guard coming back into the harbor. Notice they always wear their life vests.

So sleek looking!

Under sail

At what size do you stop calling it a boat and call it a ship?

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