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Redondo Beach Cafe
Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes

Flag of United States  , California
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

After Andrew got done with work we set off to find & travel Shipwreck Trail in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The best laid plans, as usual.  Again my failure to write down the exact location in excruciating detail leads to a total lack of being able to find the exact location we were initially looking for.

We drove around endlessly looking for the illusive perfect spot to pick our way down the shear cliffs & make it to the beach without breaking our necks.  Many, many places.  So many we actually ended up in an entirely different area.  Ugh!

The story of the driving up & down various street, jumping in & out of the car, walking to the edge & looking to see if there's a humanly passable path down, is boring.  The important part is that we got out at one point & walked, walked, walked until we were about a half mile from Myron.  It was a long walk back & the one thing we learned is wear comfortable shoes, it's important.
 
However, you can learn an important lesson from our multiple misadventures.  Here's an example: have a clear & concise map of the area you're traveling to, do not rely on an Internet connected phone.  There are many, many more examples & if you're a careful reader, you'll discover some more.

After much traveling up & down Palos Verdes Dr, N & S, we were able to located what appeared to be a walkway cut into the cliffside from across an inlet.  Over we go to figure out where to park & to locate the trail  We finally found the trail that led down & wasn't too treacherous or impassable that we might end up dead at the bottom of a cliff.  I was so proud of our ability to problem solve & actually find our way despite a terrible lack of directionality.

The path was excellent, nice & wide.  However, watch out for doggy presents & occasional deep crevasses.  The trip down was seriously steep & we even saw an older woman jogging down the path.  Now I say both of us are wusses.  Also, we saw tons of brown pelicans & seagulls flying overhead.  Awesome!

At the bottom, not so awesome because there are huge rocks, i.e., boulders to twist your ankles on & potentially fall on.  We walked out a little before realizing how far we'd have to walk over these crazy rocks to get to the shipwreck trail.  At that point, Andrew gave up as I'd given up about 3 days ago.  We'll try again someday when we actually find the secret pipe that leads down safely.

We made it back up with no incidents & actually passed a guy that was walking with his 2 dogs sans leashes.  I guess things are different on the peninsula.  After leaving that area we proceeded north & stumbled upon a lovely little place called the Redondo Beach Cafe.  Best greek food I've had in a very long time & their prices are excellent.  I had the Telly Savalas & Andrew had a boring old gyro flatbread sandwich.  I wish we lived closer so that we could go there more often.  I'm plotting . . .
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