Originally Posted by ellakav
where is this? it looks so familiar - if that is a pier in the background
I think I know...and by the way
I just really miss LA and will be glad to get back home!
That was taken from near the 8th Street lifeguard station in Hermosa Beach, looking pretty much due south.
The hill in the distance is the Palos Verdes Peninsula, which forms the southern end of the Santa Monica Bay and separates us from San Pedro and Long Beach.
In the distance to the right of the peninsula you can see the northern tip of Catalina Island (26 miles across the sea).
This map should help orient you: