Thursday, June 18, 2020

A nice place to social distance

Newport Beach, California   (Balboa Island)

A place to think and watch the boats.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Grand Canal at Low Tide

Newport Beach, California

Balboa Island is actually three islands connected by small bridges. The houses you see here are on Little Balboa Island which is separated by The Grand Canal. The third island is tiny and is called Collin's Island. Balboa Island is in the Newport Bay. To access or leave the island, there is a bridge on one side and a ferry on the other.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Newport Beach, California

I saw this yacht flying the flag of The Cayman Islands in Newport Harbor today. The yacht is named Solaia.  I discovered the Solaia can be chartered for $100K a week plus expenses. It's safe to say I'll probably never go inside, but I was curious what it looks like inside so I took a virtual tour. :-)

You can take the virtual tour by clicking HERE.

I knew Solaia had something to do with the sun but didn't know the full meaning of the name. According to the Internet: (Solaia (pronounced so- lī- ya), is of Italian origin and means a place where the energy of the sun radiates. The provenance of the name comes from a hill in Tuscany, ideally-angled to capture the sun's energy throughout the day.)