Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Although my hotel had the address of Manhattan Beach, it’s actually about 1-1/2 miles from the ocean. I had taken the drive up Route 1, but didn’t have time to actually go to Manhattan Beach proper. Thus, I squeezed in a little detour at the only time left, in the late evening. The most striking view in the dark is these mysterious lights.

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On foot, it’s actually the pier, with holiday lights on. There’s supposed to be an aquarium at the far end of the pier, but at 9:30 p.m., I’m sure it’s closed!

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Up the hill, the restaurants and the bars seemed to be doing good business, although this was a Wednesday night.

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I get the feeling that Manhattan Beach serves the California “beach culture”. Relaxed in the daytime, partying at night!

December 13th, 2006

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