One of my favorite spots happens to be in my backyard, and that’s no accident. It’s the main channel leading in and out of the Marina del Rey boat harbor, or what we call The Channel.
If you cannot easily get to The Channel on foot or by bicycle, you can pull right up to it in your car and park (15 minutes for a quarter). You can walk along The Channel to the jetty at the end. Turn to your right and you’re at the beach, which is almost always quiet. Or you can sit in or near your car and watch the boats heading out to or in from the Santa Monica Bay and the ocean beyond, furling and unfurling their sails. In the distance, you can watch 747’s as big as apartment buildings take off and land at LAX.
I like to make phone calls from this spot. And In-N-Out Burger is just a couple of miles away. They have a drive-through window. You get my drift?