Join me for this special trip to Santa Cruz Island. Our boat will take us from Ventura Harbor first to the Painted Cave on Santa Cruz where the boat will enter the cave for better viewing. Next we visit Cueva Valdez, where an inflatable will allow us to land on the beach. A naturalist will lead a hike up the canyon and describe the human and natural history of Santa Cruz. On our return, we'll pass by Arch rock and the north coast of the island. Possible sightings of blue whales, the largest animal existing on earth, dolphins, seals and birds. You will need to get your ticket ($65 or $60 for 55+) directly from Island Packers in Ventura (805)642-1393) or their website. Remember this is the Cueva Valdez trip, there are other trips to Santa Cruz for this date. There were only 24 tickets left when I spoke to them this morning. Hurry, if you're interested. I will be driving that morning, leaving from Mission Bay area around 4:45am and returning that evening if you want to carpool. Details, map, what to bring will follow.