© 2011 notworkrelated - David Rutter & Helen Roscoe. All rights reserved. Santa Monica Farmers Market, LA

USA – Los Angeles – Santa Monica & Manhattan Pier – 17th August

We got up early and had the usual breakfast. Every Wednesday in Santa Monica they close off a small section of streets and have a Farmers Market take place. On our way along the beach walk Helen “Hung Tough” and easily beat Dave by going the distance! “Contender READY!” The Farmers Market is great for getting a variety of fresh foods from fish, vegetables, fruits, flowers and breads. It can be a little pricey for the budget traveller but even if you don’t buy anything is a nice little morning stroll. Here is a list for the events…

  • Wednesday Downtown. Arizona Avenue (between 4th & Ocean). 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • Saturday Downtown. Arizona Avenue (between 4th and 2nd Streets). 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Saturday Pico. 2200 Virginia Avenue (Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd). 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday Main St. 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square). 9:30am-1:00pm.

Helen headed off with Sarah for another dose of yoga teacher training and Dave got on his bike and headed south along the beach. The path does run out shortly after Muscle Beach, but you can head east along the main road for about 0.8 miles and follow the bike path signs (Google map route). These will take you past the Marina and eventually back onto the beach path.

It’s a lovely ride on a concrete path through the sand and along the sea front. Manhattan Beach (10 miles away) has a nice pier with a mini aquarium at the bottom as well as quieter beaches than Venice and Santa Monica. Watch out for the hang gliding crossing and beginner lessons a few miles north from the pier. This looks like a great spot for learning the art of hang gliding, if only we had the time here and the additional funds!

Tonight is our last night with Matt so we took a few photos of our home for the last week and cooked ourselves a great dinner. Packing will commence tomorrow for the move closer to the beach!

(Leica M9, Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0, Leica 90mm f/2.8, Zeiss 18mm f/4 ZM & Olympus PEN EP-1, 17mm f/2.8 & 100mm f/2.8, processed in Lightroom 3)

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  1. Posted 20 Aug ’11 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a wonderful farmers market! I wish more of these existed all over the world.

  2. Posted 23 Aug ’11 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    love the picture above. what kind of berries are the yellow ones? they look so good. are they raspberries? i’ve never seen them before?

  3. Posted 27 Aug ’11 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    You’re making me wish I had a Leica, stop that.

    Also, excellent photos in general, and the ones of me. Thanks.

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