I wish I could have made it too... I live in the south Bay... there's a great Starbucks on the corner of Hawthorne and Palos Verdes Drive West... it overlooks the ocean and it's not far from a whale watching area and interpretive center.... there's also a lighthouse that is open to the public certain time each month... I can find out more if anyone's interested.
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~