We had a basic breakfast of cereal at our hotel then drove to the California Science Centre to have a look at the space shuttle Endeavour. When parking I hit the kerb (by what must have been about a millimetre) which marked the bumper. After admiring the space shuttle we continued on into downtown Los Angeles and went for a wander around, then drove on to the famous Hollywood Sign (which is getting hard to find, as the residents wage a war against tourists and have routes to viewpoints removed from maps and the internet), and from there onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Continuing our journey through famous landmarks we dropped past Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and then drove to Venice Beach, where we bought some chips for dinner and spent the night parked beside one of the canals.
We awoke after an ok sleep in the car beside a canal in Venice, and went for a walk down to the beach. We then drove to Santa Monica Pier, and from there on to Malibu. The beaches here have been a disappointment—they do not meet the Australian beach standard and apparently the water never warms up.
We spent the rest of the day driving along the coastline up highway one and along Big Sur, stopping to walk to a waterfall, look at many elephant seals, and to view scenic spots lots of times. It got quite cold once the sun set, and got dark just before we got to the end of the scenic route, so we drove to the next reasonably sized town (Carmel-by-the-Sea) and camped in the car there.