Friday 27th Oct
It was another sunny and beautiful morning for our last day in the US. We headed out for a final beach walk before breakfast, taking a southerly route this time. Check out wasn’t until 3pm and we planned to spend the morning at Venice Beach taking two of the Detour walking tours.
The first walking tour was ok as it gave us a bit of history about the development of the Venice Beach area and it took us to some of the remaining Canals that we wouldn’t have found on our own. It was fascinating to think that the whole area was once just canals! The second tour was not quite as good but there were two highlights: one was seeing where Snapchat is located and we also saw Muscle Beach, where Arnold Schwarzenegger started at his body building career.
It was midday by the time we finished these walks, notching up 10.7 Km for the day thus far, and so we took an Uber back to the hotel to rest up by the pool prior to check out.
Last day under this sign
This is end of the ’10’; road from Florida in east to Santa Monica in west
Morning view of the Santa Monica Pier
Breakfast at the hotel; plenty here!
One of the murals of Venice Beach
Street modelled on St Mark’s of Venice, Italy.
To think that this 5-way intersection was once all canals!
One of the remianing Venice Canals
Lovely homes along the Venice Canals
More Venice homes
Another Canal Bridge shot
Snapchat offices in Venice Beach
Snapchat’s front door
Snapchat: only real clue is the security detail
‘Arnie’ photos from his Muscle Beach days!
Muscle Beach, Venice.
An oxymoron; don’t you think?