We had to wait as this Southwest plane landed before we could taxi and take off.
The airport in LA is just south of the Marina del Rey which you can see in this picture looking north.
And here's the LA area from the north end of the Santa Monica Bay on a very clear day.
And here's looking down at the water with, what I assume are big kelp beds below the water. We're cutting in over Malibu just after this. And after going inland a ways, getting north of the LA suburbs.
The drought meets agriculture.