A Look at a Lighthouse
We walked around the old Cabrillo Lighthouse National Monument this morning. It's been pretty cold for us and the house is a lot cooler inside than the sun outside, even by the ocean. So enough talk, let's walk.
Looking SouthWest, towards the Los Coronados Islas (Mexico)
There's the current lighthouse, down near the water where ships are.
A family actually lives out here, and I met them on a whale-watching trip some years ago.
Lots of surfers like this spot, but it's too far to paddle here from where you can enter the water (Navy restrictions on the land) so you need a boat
Or a "ride-sharing service"
This guy was standing beneath me, on top of a WWII bunker in the hillside.
The Old Lighthouse, on top of the hill where the fog obscured the light so it was closed after a few unsuccessful lighting / ship wrecks.
The Fresnel lens
The staircase, from the top looking down.
Pesky tourists getting into my photo...
A look down at the water shows lots of activity
and likewise activity in the skies above.
This view shows the Cabrillo monument. First European to find San Diego harbor after 2 months sailing "off the charts"
which in those days really meant something!
Millions of photos are taken from this angle
but very few from the back (I'll take a bet on that). I see the base has tipped and a few years ago they put a wedge in to straighten up the statue.
We saw two tugs waiting at the harbor entrance...
prepared to guide this warship into its slip in the 32nd Street Naval Base
We couldn't wait, so I got a long shot
and on the way back to the car took a few obligatory bird photos,
cactus and spider shots
evidence of poisonous snakes,
an educational sign,
and the final flower and watch shot.
I hope you enjoyed the walk.