Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Malibu Beach & LA
We walked along the Venice canals, and Venice Beach Boardwalk, went to an Art exhibit, and went to Universal Studios City Walk, plus driving tours of Beverly Hills, Studio City, and Hollywood, sampling LA cuisine at some of their favorite dining spots. Spent some time at the LaBrae Tar Pits (pictured with the Mammoths).
We enjoyed our daily walks along the beach watching large pods of Common Dolphins and California Sea Lions leaping through the waves after fish. Large concentrations of Western Grebes, flock of Whimbrels, plus Great Egrets spearing Fence Lizards.
We walked a half dozen times to the nearby Solstice Canyon Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, rich with birds and wildlife. The old live oak trees here have survived several fires that have destroyed all man-made dwellings. This oasis with its year round running water is a magnet to birds as they migrate south.
We are heading east tomorrow, leaving the ocean shores for the desert. Happy trails to all.
Ty & Ida