I’ve reached that point in my life where most of my friends are moving into or approaching their forties. A couple of weeks ago, a group of us celebrated Steven’s crossing of the 40 threshold on Santa Cruz Island in California’s Channel Islands.Â It’s the biggest of the islands and one I hadn’t visited before. It was a day of boat riding, hiking, snorkeling, and watching a kayaker be evacuated after injuring himself in a sea cave. I’d like to return with a kayak to explore the caves and remote beaches. While hiking around, we were lucky to stumble upon one of the islands adorable endemic foxes. Unfortunately, the only shot I was able to get of the pup wasn’t a very interesting one. Below are a few of the more decent photos I took from throughout the day.