We asked them what they would like to see and they chose Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands National Park.
We went to the french bakery and purchased a healthy lunch of iced lattes, cookies, and almond croissants, and while we ate our delicacies, we enjoyed a stroll along the marina.
The Ventura Harbor marina has a dry dock where boats and yachts are renovated. This beauty looks like a luxury yacht right out of a James Bond movie.
I liked this boat but The Professor said it was just junk.
The marina is always a great spot to view the many different kinds of boats.
And of course there are always the sailboats gliding in and out of the harbor.
We walked the half mile to the Channel Islands National Park. After a quick look at the gift shop, we climbed the stairs to the observation tower that looked back over the marina and on the other side out to the harbor entrance and the Pacific Ocean.
I always enjoy visiting the marina and park. There are so many opportunities to study the colors of a marina life: turquoise, ocean and marine blues, weathered brown, steel grey and the deeper shades of navy blue.
Update: I am posting my weekly walking average here: For six days: 10,381 steps. If I add the 'day off on Sunday' to the total and divide by seven my total is lower: 9,276 steps.