It's sunrise in California and I've been awake for an hour or more. My body clock is still set on East Coast time.
The book tour continues on the West Coast this week. Yesterday I visited Playa del Rey (where I am staying at the Inn at Playa del Rey), Venice, Culver City, and Manhattan Beach.
Feel like a walk? The streets of Manhattan Beach are like a text book on architectural styles.
This sleepy little beach town was once known for its cute bungalows and cottages -- now it's no holds barred. Within a few blocks you can see Victorians...
Mediterranean villas with surfboard signs...
And even a few old cottages.
Next, let's take a stroll along the pier.
At the far end, a little aquarium has open tanks where you can touch starfish and urchins...
And smile back at a flounder!
There are nice views of the town from the pier, too.
I stopped to watch the surfers for a while. The perfect wave was elusive.
Now it's time to fly!
I've got to get on the road again. Keep in touch!