This is a photo of the Port San Pedro shipping channel at sunset from the deck at Port's O'Call restaurant.

The first thing I loved about Ports O’ Call restaurant was the wide open deck overlooking the shipping channel with its multiple heaters overhead and brick fireplaces. It faces south somewhat which means the sun isn’t in your eyes at sunset and the sun bathes the red cranes and ships in warm light creating a soft and somewhat inviting panorama of what would otherwise be a cold, hard, mechanical, industrial scene. Cargo, fire, tugboats and cruise ships all pass within yards of your front row seat on the channel and I love the atmosphere being a sailor of many, many years.