Today I will be sharing some images from our day trip (it’s only 10 minutes from home!) to Dana Point Harbor. We love to go to Dana Point to walk around the harbor and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are frequent art and craft booths set up and it’s great fun to look at all the beautiful boats, kayakers, and paddleboarders. Here is an image from above:
So, what to wear for a short trip to the harbor? Well, nautical stripes, of course! Today I am styling a cute and very inexpensive top from Old Navy in red. It just seemed like the right look!
I paired the top with my frayed ankle jeans and cognac bag and slides. Love the contrast of cognac with almost anything! This is a photo of the jetty.
The island in Dana Point Harbor is reached via a bridge. On the island, you will find the statue dedicated to Richard Henry Dana. Dana was a scholar at Harvard who left college in his third year due to eye problems as a result of the measles. Being adventurous, he hired on as a sailor on a brig named Pilgrim. From 1834-1836, he traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast landing at what is now known as Dana Point. The story of his trip is well-known due to his literary work, “Two Years Before the Mast.” Most schoolchildren in Southern California read an abridged version of his work and spend a night aboard the Pilgrim, a replica that is sited in Dana Point. When I taught fifth grade, I came aboard with my students two years in a row, and getting no sleep, learned about the tasks and jargon of sailors of the time. It’s a fun place to visit, and the kids loved living the life of a sailor!
Here I am with R.H. Dana’s statue and memorial:
There are lots of shops, restaurants, and a few places to stay near the harbor and it’s a great place to visit. On the island, there are many places to have a picnic or just look at the water and watch the boats go by.
As summer nears, I will continue to share some fun places to visit here in Southern California and show you some of the casual looks that work well for the time of year.