Santa Catalina Island - USA: is a rocky island (pop.4,096) off the coast of California. The island is 22 miles (35 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) across and located about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles. It was my buddy in L.A. who came up with the idea to take the boat there one Spring day in 1975. Once we arrived we were like kids running wild. We took the glass bottom boat ride, toured the casino, and climbed the hill overlooking Avalon for the best spot for photos.