Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 36

THE VIEW

SPECTATOR SPORTS
Written by Ken McAlpine

Ventura may offer a hundred and one adventure options (calling all surfers, hikers,
bicyclers, kayakers, swimmers, snorklers...we could go on) but you don't have to be an
outdoorsman or sports enthusiast - or spend a lot of money - to enjoy all this city
has to offer. Sometimes it's nice to slow the pace, kick your feet up, and enjoy the view.

WILDLIFE

BIRDS

BUTTERFLIES

The Rincon Bike Trail, along the Pacific
Coast Highway just north of town, is a great
place to spot dolphins (and so are any of
Ventura's beaches, really). But the sea-life
mother lode is offshore, where, depending
on the season, you'll see everything from
frolicking dolphin pods to blue whales.
Island Packers will take you there.

The estuaries of the Santa Clara and
Ventura rivers offer some of the best
bird-watching in Southern California,
but again, the pot of gold is offshore.
The Channel Islands are home to hordes
of sea birds and Santa Cruz Island is the
only place in the world you'll find the
island scrub-jay.

Monarchs, hundreds of them, are a living
Jackson Pollock tapestry in the eucalyptus
trees at Camino Real Park. Nature offers
no guarantees (and monarch numbers
are rapidly dwindling because of climate
change and habitat loss), but they usually
begin arriving in October and stay through
the winter. Bring a picnic.

36

@VISITVENTURA

This page, top, then left to right: Photo by Leslie Collier, Steve Munch, Doug Mangum, Michelle Evans;
Opposite page, left to right: Photo by Kamilo Bustamante, Lucas Dorward, Steve Cattanach

Here are the best places - and things - to watch.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019

Contents
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - Cover1
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - Cover2
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 1
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 2
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - Contents
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 4
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 5
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 6
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 7
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 8
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 9
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 10
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 11
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 12
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 13
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 14
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 15
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 16
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 17
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 18
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 19
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 20
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 21
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 22
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 23
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 24
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 25
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 26
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 27
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 28
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 29
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 30
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 31
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 32
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 33
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 34
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 35
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 36
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 37
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 38
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 39
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 40
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 41
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 42
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 43
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 44
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 45
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 46
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 47
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 48
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 49
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 50
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 51
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 52
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 53
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 54
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 55
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 56
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 57
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 58
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 59
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 60
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 61
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 62
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 63
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 64
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 65
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 66
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 67
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 68
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 69
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 70
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 71
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 72
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 73
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 74
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 75
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 76
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 77
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 78
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 79
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 80
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 81
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 82
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 83
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - 84
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - Cover3
Ventura Inspiration Guide 2019 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com