Marina Del Rey / Venice Canals

Call this one a beach/city hike.  I explored two lagoons in Marina Del Rey and the Venice Canals and Beach Boardwalk in Venice.  It’s a different feel when one hikes in an area with a high volume of people and their unpleasant by-products – noise, garbage, cigarette smoke, moving vehicles, etc.  Humans can be cruel, thoughtless and even violent.  There is an ever present sense of danger.  On the other hand, walking on city streets filled with people also gives one a surge of energy.  There’s so much happening, so much to see, so much input and creativity – from fantastic architecture to bizarre graffiti to joyful human interaction and fun.  I had a great day today, but next week it’s back to the wilds.

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