We stayed 5 nights at Redondo Beach (Kings Harbor YC) and 8 nights at Long Beach (Alamitos Bay YC and Shoreline YC). I abandoned Carol for a few nights to fly from Redondo (there is a direct bus close to the yacht club to LAX) for a family event and we met up with some good friends (thanks Eric & Alia!) in Long Beach. We also stuck around a few extra days for some engine maintenance when we realized we had a crack in our exhaust riser.
I wasn’t very interested in going to LA but we had an unexpectedly good time. The beach was lovely and was a good kiteboarding spot except for sting rays. The yacht clubs were friendly and we met some fun people. It’s fun to sail between marinas behind the protected breakwater in flat water.