Catalina Island: Our local tropical paradise
Last updated 10/27/2006 at Noon
“Twenty-six miles across the sea
is a-waitin’ for me…
Water all around it everywhere,
tropical trees and salty air…”
If Catalina Island had a theme song, this would be it. A group called the Four Preps made this song, “26 Miles,” a hit in 1958, and the people of the island have preserved it. You can find copies of this recording in shops all over the island. I knew the chorus and found myself humming it on my trip “across the sea.”
A Catalina Express boat transported my family and myself from Dana Point Harb...