Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 885: Venice Fishing Pier

L.A.F.D. on the job - or a lunch break :)

Day #885 * Hike #1112 * New Track #869
Venice Fishing Pier - Venice, CA

Friday April 19, 2013
My Tripometer: 1.25 Hours * 2 Miles * +25 Feet

From the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, take exit 53, Venice Blvd (the 187).  Head west southwest towards the ocean.  Turn left on PCH (Route 1 - Lincoln Blvd) and then turn right on Washington Blvd.  Washington ends at the...

 Venice Fishing Pier - Uh, something is wrong with that boy!

He was like, really, gonna make me walk all the way down there!  Yeah, you bet.  We were on our third hike of the day and I promised him ice cream if he cooperated.  We looked out over the ocean and then trekked back to the mainland.  On Washington Blvd there are many unique places to eat.  For Ayden, we chose Coldstone Ice Cream.  For me - Starbucks!

We then took our treats to go and strolled away from the ocean along the tsunami evacuation route.  A block up the road, we encountered:

 Ballona Lagoon Ballona Lagoon - Hike #1110
We of course just hiked the lagoon a few hours prior, but not this end.  Across Washington Street we noticed the Venice Canal sign, which of course we hiked on Day 544: Venice Canals.  We are really starting to connect all the dots in Southern California, huh!
 We turned right and hiked the lagoon route

veered left through the condos

From here, we circled around back and raced to our car before the meter money went null.  This was a nice little walk through paradise - nah, I do prefer Ventura County!!!

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