Countless ships and a few oil production islands populate the Marina area south of Rainbow Harbor.
Night in the Marina
A fisherman silhouetted by an oil cooling tower on Grissom Island.
Rainbow Harbor is a sea of color at night.
The neat little Rainbow hovercraft. Although just crusing at 5 miles per hour in the harbor, it is capable of traveling at 80 miles per hour over both land and water, floating on a thin cushion of air.
A beautiful ship in Rainbow harbor complete with a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter on the rear deck. So who owns a ship like this? A US marine vessel registry search on the name "Attessa" reveals that the ship is currently owned by Inland Marine Inc. in Missoula, Montana, but a google search on this company does not reveal much more. An aircraft registry search on the helicopter tail number (N162WC) reveals that the owner is Washington Corp, also in Missoula, Montana. A google search on "Washington Corporation" and Missoula finally reveals who the very lucky owner is; Dennis Washington. Click here for a 360 degree panoramic view from this location.
Long Beach city as seen from Belmont Shores.
This small oasis along the Belmont Shores bike trail is the yearly Tiki beach festival. Click here to enter the festival.
Wide open beaches and bike trails south of Belmont Shores.
Not a solar eclipse, but a surfing kite above Long Beach.
Distant cargo cranes on Terminal Island
Connecting trails include the LA River trail to the north, and by busy surface streets, the very scenic San Gabriel River trail to the south.
Rating: * * * *
Season: Anytime -- but occasional special events can make travel more difficult..
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