today was a late start and so only a short visit to the queen mary. only had a choice to do the temporary titanic exhibit, or the self-guided tour of the ship, and since the ship was going to be there for a long time, decided on the titanic exhibit. interesting setup of a exhibit, showing a lot of the room setups, objects found on underwater excursions, and of course, stages leading up to the inevitable disaster.
after the ship, i headed on back to venice beach and spent my first evening on the beach. tried to take pictures of the sunset, but the PCH (pacific coast highway) blocked the rest of the sun's trip down. stayed on the venice boardwalk till late, people watching. what colorful entertainment they provided! saw snake charmers, glass walkers, percussion players, dancers, and of course, muscle beach!