Marina del Rey and Venice

On Sunday, October 5, we left Paradise Cove and motored in no wind for a few hours to arrive at Marina Del Ray, a large marina owned by the City of Los Angeles, a mile away from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice. We were offered a slip for free for three days by the Del Rey Yacht Club. Another gorgeous club. Everything is so BIG in Southern California! The Club is very well funded with lots and lots of members.

Del Rey Yacht Club

Del Rey Yacht Club

Our welcome sign in the Yacht Club

Our welcome sign in the Yacht Club

The downstairs bar/lounge in the Yacht Club

The downstairs bar/lounge in the Yacht Club

Cool Change's slip in front of the Yacht Club at night

Cool Change’s slip in front of the Yacht Club at night

As always, we met a number of interesting people at the Del Ray Yacht Club, including a couple of other Pacific Seacraft 31 owners. But our most enjoyable time was taking a walk over to Venice Beach. I tell you: we have already experienced several distinct cultures on our trip down the coast, and we haven’t yet even left California!

Strolling the Venice Wharf

Reverse photo bomb on the Venice Wharf

Crossing the street

Crossing the street

M&M's

M&M’s

Hippy Days are hear again!

Hippy Days are here again!

Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach

Bay Watch, redefined

Bay Watch, redefined

Medical Marijuana Abounds

Medical Marijuana Abounds

Canals - why Venice is called Venice

Canals – why Venice is called Venice

Click here for a video of the Phantom of the Venice Boardwalk piano player

We were really grateful that Mike, a friend of Rick’s from work, came by to visit us. It was nice to catch up, and he also drove us to buy groceries for our next voyage on the hook!

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We are off again on Wednesday, October 8, to Two Harbors and Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. Our plan is to be there three nights, then to another two yacht clubs on the mainland, and finally, to San Diego around October 13. We will post again as soon as we have Internet and can spare the time away from being outside having fun!

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