If you are an adventurer who happens to be
driving along, exploring the coastline, you should come across Wilmington on
your tour. This photo pretty much says what
the Wilmington coastal experience is like unless you head into the city. The
downtown area is actually kind of busy, but has some old-fashioned signage
and includes a great diversity of people living and working in the region.
Prepare yourself for a line of semi-trucks moving goods
from Los Angeles Port to all points east, north and south. The intermodal
train traffic network at the Port was designed to merge and funnel onto
Alameda corridor, a $2.4 billion, 20-mile-long cargo expressway, and though it
works fairly well, even transport companies have a rush hour in L.A.
Wilmington is also home to refineries seen in the photo.
If you prefer to avoid this route, travel Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach
to the Vincent Thomas Bridge which will bypass this region and take you
to your next beach stop, San Pedro. If the adventurer in you chooses or
ends up by accident in Wilmington, hang in there because you will soon
find beach access locations just around the bend north in San Pedro and Rancho
Palos Verdes or south in Long Beach on Ocean Boulevard.
Photo © Debbie Stock
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