Channel Islands National Park, California
Photograph by Dhilung Kirat
Channel Islands, California, is a popular sailing destination. Apart from diving and snorkeling, there are many anchorages to stop-by for great hiking and backpacking trails. These islands are the discovery site of the earliest paleontological evidence of humans in North America. It is known to have been settled by Paleo Indian peoples at least 13,000 years ago. In the present day, these islands are parts of the Channel Islands National Park.
The island seen in the distance is the Anacapa Island, the smallest of the Channel Islands archipelago. This part of the ocean near Smuggler’s Cove was relatively calm that evening, and one of my friends decided to take a dive.