Sunday morning walk

Every Sunday morning I take a long walk from my home down to our beach and then walk the length of the Strand – a walkway that parallels the Pacific Ocean – and to the end of the pier, before walking back up the hill toward home. Today I walked about five miles since I met my husband for breakfast, and he drove me home from there. Otherwise from my house and back, it’s almost a six-mile walk.

It was an especially beautiful walk today, so I thought I’d share with you some of the places and things I pass along the way.

Grandview grade school where my boys attended


Two views of Sand Dune park – where hordes of people come to work out – it’s a long climb up



Looking down toward the ocean from Rosecrans Boulevard after a long hike up


The north end of Manhattan beach where the bike path veers toward El Segundo


One of the old classic homes on the Strand, complete with stained glass and sculptures


One of my favorite succulent gardens on the Strand


At the south end of Manhattan Beach. The house is one of the locations filmed in the old 90210 TV series – it’s two miles from the north to south end


The now famous Manhattan Beach pier where fishermen have been banned temporarily


Looking at surfers from the pier


Looking up toward Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the houses on the Strand from the pier



  1. Beautiful, Madeline. I feel like I’ve just finished an invigorating walk on a guided tour. Thank you!

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