An uneventful flight from Sydney to LA saw us touching down and going through all the usual formalities before catching the shuttle to the rental car depot. We had the choice of a number of ‘standard’ size cars and settled on a Dodge Avenger.
We set off on to the North, through Santa Monica and onto the Pacific Coast Highway aiming for Santa Barbara. In fine California style, every corner has a song so; as we passed the Malibu pier, with ancient strains of Beach Boys in our heads, it’s a quick stop for a picture of the car with the pier in the background.
Further North and we pass the strawberry harvest underway at Oxnard just South of Ventura, and then back onto the main freeway heading North, just after the junction with the Ventura Highway; complete with memories of America, and that wonderful era of the west coast acoustic sound.