Yes I love the canals of Venice Italy (Missing the canals of Venice Italy) and the canals of Venice Beach (Bohemian musing in Venice Beach) so when Marissa said their were canals here in Long Beach I told her “let’s go ” we got back on our bikes after lunch and headed to Naples canals… Naples is a neighborhood of Long Beach, built on a series of islands located in Alamitos Bay. Naples consists of three separate islands, divided by canals which open into the bay. Most of the streets on the island have Italianate names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot.
We ended up riding our bikes to the bay to see a unforgettable scene of kite surfers everywhere…Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is an adventure surface water sport that has been described as combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. Kitesurfing harnesses the power of the wind to propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable. There are a number of different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle (most common and utilises standard kite and board) or wake-style (flatter water using board with bindings) and wave-riding which is focused on big waves using a board designed for wave riding.
Summer is almost over and I have enjoyed every adventure… it’s still hot here in southern California so there’s still time for summer fun . I will still head to the pool, to the beach and up the California Coast, ….why ? because we live in sunny California !
When’s the last time you rode a bike , just for fun ?