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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Drive to Dana Point

18 October 2014

A drive along the Pacific on the Coast Highway known by the locals as PHC brought us to Dana Point. Dana Point was named for Richard Dana, author of "Two Years Before the Mast" and a passenger on the "Pilgrim" in 1835. The replica of the Pilgrim now serves as a classroom by the Ocean Institute. Dana Point was a popular port for the hide trade.
Dana Point Marker

Replica of the Pilgrim

Drive up to the Laguna Cliffs Marriott hotel for view of the harbor, we encountered a HinduWedding. The groom rides a white horse which symbolizes unity and pureness. The ceremony holds many traditions and well worth reading about on wikipedia.
Hindu Wedding

The views are magnificent. We drove down to the harbor and had lunch at a New York style Deli. It is from the Harbor that you can take a catamaran over to Catalina as well as whale and dolphin cruises. Most of the streets are named after different colored lanterns. At the end of Blue Lantern is a lookout point giving a great view of the harbor.
Dana Point Harbor

Another View

View From Laguna Cliffs

View from End of Blue Lantern

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