Past Meetup

Ballona Lagoon/Venice Canals/Indian buffet lunch/Ballona Wetlands

This Meetup is past

30 people went

Ballona Lagoon

3945 Via Dolce · Marina Del Rey, CA

How to find us

I will be at the trailhead on the west side of Via Dolce

Location image of event venue

Details

DOUBLE-HEADER HIKE AT THE BALLONA LAGOON/VENICE CANALS, WITH TANDOORI INDIAN BUFFET IN THE MIDDLE, FOLLOWED BY THE BALLONA WETLANDS

8 MILES TOTAL

10 am--Meet at Ballona Lagoon

LOTS OF WATER AND BIRDS

4 MILES AND LEISURELY 3 HOUR HIKE/WALK, part on a dirt path, part on sidewalk in the Venice Canals. Check out the architecturally interesting homes of the rich and funky.

PHOTOS FROM OUR LAST HIKE THERE:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/2611561/

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THEN, WE DRIVE TO PLAYA DEL REY FOR LUNCH AND THE BALLONA WETLANDS WALK:

LUNCH: 1 PM at Tandoor a India, in Playa del Rey, 8406 Pershing Drive

WE WILL TAKE OVER THE BACK ROOM AT THE RESTAURANT, which holds 30 people maximum

BUFFET PRICE, INCLUDING SOFT DRINKS, IS $9.95, PLUS TAX AND TIP. INCLUDES TANDOORI CHICKEN, CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, VARIOUS VEGGIE DISHES, SAMOSA'S, RICE, NAAN BREAD, DESSERTS, FRUIT

BEER IS EXTRA....

http://www.tandooraindia.com/directions.html

http://www.tandooraindia.com/

PLEASE PARK ON THE RESIDENTIAL STREETS NEAR PERSHING DRIVE, AS THE RESTAURANT'S PARKING LOT IS TINY

DIRECTIONS TO TANDOOR A INDIA: go north on Via Dolce back to Washington. Turn right (east). Go 1 1/2 miles to Lincoln Blvd. and turn right. Go 2 miles south on Lincoln to Jefferson Blvd. Turn right. In 1/2 mile, Jefferson merges into Culver Blvd. Turn left onto Culver. Then in a 1/4 mile, turn left at first signal, called Nicholson. Go up hill, and continue to the left at signal. The road widens and name changes to Pershing Drive. The restaurant is a block north of Manchester avenue on the left (east side).

HERE IS A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF BALLONA LAGOON AND TANDOOR A INDIA: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=33.96579,-118.44721&z=14&t=M&marker0=33.97589%2C-118.46025%2C5.6%20km%20SxSE%20of%20Santa%20Monica%20CA&marker1=33.95788%2C-118.44292%2C5.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20El%20Segundo%20CA

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2:30 PM- -THEN, WE LEAVE OUR CARS NEAR THE RESTAURANT, AND WALK DOWN THE HILL TO THE BALLONA WETLANDS (walk off the beer, etc...)

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DIRECTIONS TO BALLONA LAGOON: In West L.A/Marina Del Rey area--take Washington Blvd all the way to the beach. Two blocks before the Venice Pier, turn left on Via Dolce and go 1/2 mile. At the fork, go straight. (The left fork is Marquesas and that leads to Via Marina--DON'T go that way!) The right fork stays called Via Dolce and we will be parked next to the big lagoon, between Marquesas Way and Roma Court.

HERE IS A PRINTABLE MAP:

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/1/f/1/highres_43897361.jpeg

A GOOGLE MAP TO THE HIKE:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3945+Via+Dolce,+Marina+Del+Rey,+CA&hl=en&ll=33.976036,-118.46019&spn=0.010463,0.01929&sll=33.974969,-118.45886&sspn=0.010463,0.01929&z=16

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BRING: water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes.

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TO READ MY OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION BLOG: http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com

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LEGAL STUFF: yes, by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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