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Have you ever taken a nice walk on the beach, only later to discover the soles of your feet were coated with spots of tar? Ugh!
It has happened to me in the past in Santa Barbara or Ventura, which are sort of known for that, so I know to be careful there. But I was recently walking with some friends along the beach between Redondo's King Harbor and Hermosa Pier, partly with shoes on and partly barefoot because it felt so nice. We didn't see any tar, but later discovered the telltale black smudges. Others told us to use some WD40 on the shoes and rub. Yes that worked fine, but I was hesitant to put that on my skin. After a quick online search, I found several different suggestions, and tried the one that seemed safest: cooking oil. Coconut oil might have smelled nicer, but I didn't have any so I tried Canola. It took a bit of rubbing with paper towels, but the tar crumbled off eventually and all was well. Why was there tar on the beach? Here's some information from our friends at HealtheBay.org.
Next weekend, the 18th Annual Huntington Beachcruiser Meet takes place downtown at 100 Main Street. It happens both days, March 24th and 25th and is free to go down there and admire all the cool beachcruisers that date back to 1967 or earlier.
This will be the 44th Annual Festival of the Kite Sunday March 11th. It’s a free event which attracts thousands of kite lovers to the beach near Redondo Pier. It’s a free event and includes food, dance performances, martial arts performances and other entertainment. It happens from noon till 5pm at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach. Afterwards, you can walk around and explore Redondo Pier.
It’s Mermaid month at Ventura Harbor Village, and for the two Saturdays this month, March 10th and 24th, there will be a Mermaid Meet & Greets event. It happens from 1-4, and you can get your picture taken with one. There will be fun mermaid crafts for kids, and on the 24th there will be a mermaid parade at 1pm, so be sure to come dressed to the gills (literally). Mermen welcome. Various shops and restaurants will have mermaid themed specials also.Find out more here
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