After our slightly underwhelming impressions of Hollywood
and downtown LA, our day trip out to Santa Monica and Venice Beach were a
breath of fresh air (literally and figuirtively). Ty and I were staying in the
heart of Hollywood, so bright and early one morning, we took the bus out to
Santa Monica. An hour later, we arrived and it truly was beautiful.
love in Australia, but the feeling you have when looking out over the ocean,
smelling the salt in the air and feeling the wind in your hair is very much the
we didn’t go on any of the rides, we enjoyed it all the same. The day was warm
and sunny and so we walked along the paved walkway from the Pier to Venice
Beach. The first thing that struck us was the size of the seagulls here! In
Australia, they are just normal sized birds really, but these seagulls were
gigantic by comparison. I wish I had have been quick enough to snap a picture
to show you!
was its distinct bohemian vibe and laid back atmosphere. There were street
vendors lining the walkway and the area was bustling with tourists and locals
We stayed only a short while before walking back to Santa Monica for a
late lunch and our journey back to Hollywood. As this was our last full day in
the USA, we had a lot of packing to do before our flights home to Australia! Now that it’s winter here at home (although you would hardly know it), when I look back at these photos and our glorious spring weather, it makes me miss summer dresses and the beach!
What do you miss about summer (if you are here in the Southern Hemisphere) or winter (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere)? I’m curious to know!
Thanks so much for reading! xo