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With Chuck Liddell A history of fruit "INTERESTING/ UNUSUAL QUESTIONS/ COMMENTS CONCERNING CATALINA ISLAND" (addi- tional ones, www.catalinais- When taken to "Catalina/Cat Harbor" down at Two Harbors, "Is this the same ocean as the one on the other side of the Island?" (other side is the "Isthmus," less than 1/2 mile away). "Does the Island float with exciting, original, group partici- the apricots, pation, family friendly, weather you have to resistant, day/night, year round make a trek activities, Catalina's Pirate of around Chuck Lidde|| Challenge, "CATALINA ROOM 100 feet Columnist ESCAPE"! It is strategicallythrough the located in the green building,brush, which makes you vulner- Metropole Street, across from able to our rattlesnakes. the Museum. If you are/aren't For those who have never familiar with the newest craze, tasted "wild" untouched fruit, "Escape Rooms," you need it has a flavor that can not be to check this one out! www. described nor compared to that, 310- found in the grocery store. 510-ARRR (2777). I think part of the taste is psy- chological as the "hunt" makes the "find" that much more excit- ing and enticing! Starting back in the '50s, Dad would pull our 1946 Woody over to the side of the road and let me rea estate During the turn of the 20th century, getting fresh fruit to the Island to ser- vice the local hotels, especially the St. Catherine (Descanso Beach, 1918-66), was difficult and impractical. the waves?" "What do they have to eat at the 'Undersea Gardens'?" "Do people live on the Island?" "Are there sharks in the ocean?" Can we be a friendlier Island? Next week I would like to explore the possibilities of how we can be an even kinder/friend- lier location than we presently are. Please share with me your thoughts, chuckliddell.catali- na@gmaiLcom LETTING MY HAIR AND BEARD GROW? "ARRR"! 'Shiver me timbers!' I am extremely proud of shar- ing the news of my association with one of the newest, most 'Yes, we have no apricots!' Anyone lucky enough to ven- ture into the Interior and trav- el down "Stage Coach Road" through "Middle Ranch" have probably noticed a myriad of trees, many with fruit on them. The question probably arises as to WHY are they here and who would utilize them? The answer is quite simple. During the turn of the 20th Century, getting fresh fruit to the Island to service the local hotels, especially the "St. Catherine" (Descanso Beach, 1918-66), was difficult and impractical. For that reason, the groves of apples, pears, apricots, persim- mons, cumquats, figs, almonds, pomegranate, elderberries, etc., were planted. (Please share with me other fruit/vegetables I might have missed, chuckliddell.cata- lina@gmail.eom). Soon after their planting, barges were provided for this and other freight on a weekly basis, so these orchards have been more or less "on their own" for the last 100 years. Luckily for them, and us, their roots have been able to reach the vast underground aquafers so their 24/7 watering have allowed them to still flourish and pro- duce fruit even though, to the naked eye, they all pretty much look dead! Their fruit is still FANTASTIC, if you can get to them before the birds do and might have to encounter some "unfriendly" denizens. Although most of the trees are conveniently placed along the road, to get to my favorite, Although most of the trees are conveniently placed along the road, to get to the apricots, you have to make a trek of around 100 feet through the brush, which makes you vulnerable to our rattlesnakes. and my kid brother, Billy, go on our fruit finding adventures. There were very few cars in those days, especially thos.e who had access to the Interior, so we never ran into anyone other explorers. We would go out with buck- ets to collect the "nectar of the Gods"! We were always on the lookout for snakes in the deep Only on Catalina, Page'4 appointment at CIMC, ORANGE COAST cen ev CA BRE Ucense # 00971634 July 28, 2017 Bahia Vista C-53 1 BD, 1 BA, 797 SF +/- End Unit. Open floor-plan. Garden view from balcony. Offered at $379,000 360 Clemente B43 $400,000 64 AvdN Terrace- $510,000 HC V'dia 2-37 - $535,000 27 Cabrih - $589,000 HC Villa 13-43 - $1,000,000 Bahia Vuista C-48- $429,000 341 Eucalyptus- $610,000 318 Descanso $574,000 232 Ciaressa - 5725,000 HC ~ !-72 - $599,000 HC Villa 2-33 - S599,000 318 Whittley #6 - $725,000 HC Villa 2-26- $579,000 208 Catal'ma St. - $849,000 I ! Crescent - S2,200,000 HC Villa 18-64 - SI,000,000 8 Canyon Terrace - : S569,000 320 Descanso - $699,000 Sarah Jones REALTOR CA BRE License #01936665 Villa 1-76 ! 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