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Trip Start May 12, 2013
25Trip End Jul 06, 2013
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We navigated our way out of LA, after many wrong turns and visited Venice beach. Very much like the st Kilda esplanade but with a seedier feel. Then it was north bound along pacific 1 through Santa Barbara and Malibu to the Oceanside city of ventura - a city previously known as the biggest producer of Lima beans in the USA. A pretty seaside town with one of the longest wooden piers along the west coast .
we were all asleep by7pm after our long trip on the plane- to enjoy a 13 hour sleep,
all set to start the day but to find we cannot get into our car, it has one of those new fan dangled intelligent keys - rob you know just like your new car, and we are having all sorts of problems. Has the remote gone flat? Are we doing something wrong? Finally found the old fashioned key inside the intelligent key. Got us into the car - no joy, everything dead!
a call to roadside assistance gets the man out to have a look - battery drained. That intelligence key doesn't shut the car off- you have to press the button to do that!!
(day 2 - Delay no 2)
the kids got a bonus swim in the pool and Peter a morning stroll along the harbour. On the road again...............