November 23, 2012: Catalina Island, CA: Our tour bus driver was able to get the truck started and running again. this time for more than 5 minutes, to begin tracking down the members of our tour that split out in search of a usable cell signal. Remarkably, the tour company did not provide its driver with a guaranteed form of communication with their base of operations, such as a two way radio or satellite phone. Cell phone service is intermittent out in some of the more remote parts of the island. Its not like no one had a clue of what was going on out in the outback areas of the island.
|Our Hummer refusing to start some where near the eastern edge of the island, far from Avalon|
We ultimately make it to Catalina Airport, also known as the Airport in the Sky.
|Stopping at the Airport|
At the airport terminal, there is a snack bar with a covered eating area. While we were there, there was a lot of hummingbird and bumble bee action.