The Walk and Motivation – USS Iowa


The picture above is just a small glimpse into what is and once was.  Just a tiny sliver of about two acres of marshland for your viewing pleasure from outside the fence line.  This is a well used bird and wildlife sanctuary.  This small marshland is just outside of the LA Harbor marinas but inside of the LA breakwater, right by the Cabrillo boat launch. Recently, a team of scientists and others released a report that reconstructs the historical landscape.  Their report gleaned from surveys, photographs, maps, and probably talking to ancestors revealed that our area lost miles of habitats that once thrived here.

On our next walk of the area Lucy and I will take more pictures.


And not far away, say maybe four miles as the crow flies, Alice enjoys (on a hot day) a good soaking.  Vicinity of the now a museum USS Iowa.  She is certainly worth a tour.  Iowa is the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic ocean during WWII.  She also carried President FDR; she has a bathtub and an elevator.  In 2011 Iowa was donated to the City of LA and now resides permanently at Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles.  Open to the public as a museum.  And if you own a boat you can cruise up the LA harbor and take some great pictures of her from the water.

USS Iowa Business End


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Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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