Friday, December 17, 2004

Weekend Ideas

Looking for something interesting this weekend? The Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro just turned 130 years old this week and was recently opened after a lengthy restoration. It's located in the midst of a nice park on the bluffs just below the Korean Peace Bell and near the Fort MacArthur Museum.

On the other hand, if you're into post-industrial aethetics Tom Vanderbilt at Design Observer has a piece on exploring the old Bethlehem Steel plant.

Finally, if you enjoy sailing, or just following record-breaking voyages, British sailor Ellen MacArthur is currently attempting to set a new world record for a single-handed circumnavigation non-stop (that means 26,000 miles around the globe without a port o' call) in the 75-ft trimeran B&Q. She has until February 9 to cross the line between Ushant, France and Lizard, England. All the action is being relayed via the Team Ellen website complete with webcams and all the navigation station info.

No comments: