Yes, I did it again. I got a pretty bad sunburn all over my shoulders, back and front. We had a lazy day on Venice Beach today. It started with breakfast with ocean view and then miles of walks along the coast. At some stage I mentioned that putting some sunscreen, that we didn't have, wouldn't be a bad idea at all. We then decided that we already have enough tan not to get burned ... bad assumption. Ziggy had a T-shirt on and only his neck is giving him some trouble.
The contrast that we've noticed everywhere is also clearly visible here. Beautiful very wide beach with palm trees and restaurants along and as soon as you turn your back towards the ocean you get this to see:
Thousands of addicted and homeless people are chilling under the palm trees all day long. It is pretty challenging to take a picture without having them on it.
We were very impressed with the skills of little kids on skateboards. You can sit there and watch them for hours. This is what many tourists do in fact.
We had enough of the beach and ocean around noon and moved inland for lunch and the rest of the day. Ziggy is now looking for places to go and visit tomorrow. We better stay out of the sun too ...