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Picture tour: Point Loma / Cabrillo National Monument

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  1. Concudan

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    Took my visiting dad, my lovely wife and two boys to one of the most beautiful places in all of southern California (in my opinion) today.

    That being the Point Loma Tide Pools and Cabrillo National Monument.

    I got a new small digital camera for my birthday (early gift) and went all shutter bug.

    I figured I would post the picts for you out of towners and people who are So Cals at hart.

    First off it was an exceedingly beautiful day. Cool wind, warm sun and the tide was out further than I had ever seen it before down under the cliffs.

    Hermit crabs were scuttling all over as were the gren/brown side steppers that did their best to move under the rocks as anyone neared...
     
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    The family begining the day.

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    As I said, the tide was WAY out... Could walk all around and see the fish, mollusks and crustations.

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    Sailboats were out in the disatance and the waves were comming in large.

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    We were able to walk over by the new lighthouse. In all my times there I had never been able to walk that far. With out getting soaked that is.

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    Limpets, crabs and other critters were abundant
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    We found a Hermetcrab stuck in an eninemy(sp?)... It got away but has to crawl out of its shell...

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    We then headed over to see the old lighthouse and the Cabrillo monument.

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    yeah, I love that old lighthouse...
     
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    That is the monument out on Point Loma to Cabrillo, it is impressive to say the least.
     
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    Some other sites at Cabrillo...

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    You can see the Sub base from the Point, looked like 2 subs were in, one looked to be a LA class...

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    Being tired and hungry we headed ove to Old Town San Diego...

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    My youngest decided that eating two Jalapeno slices was a bad idea...
     
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    Old town was hoppin. We didnt think about it but the Cino Dey Mayo celebrations were going on. But the Margaritas were still good!
     
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    Thanks for posting the pics. I don't know what I miss about San Diego the most, the smell of the ocean or the wide variety of foliage. My wife and I are flying out to San Francisco in July, now I wish I was going to San Diego. Maybe next year.
     
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    Wow, Conc, awesome shots! Like you, I have NEVER seen the tide out that far! I believe the birds in your shots are a Little Egret and a Willet on the rock. I like to ID birds.

    Anyways, one of my favorite of your pics is the crab under the rock. You musta crawled or layed low to get that one!

    The white building with the turret is the Casa de Estudillo. That's where most of your interior shots are. It is supposed to be haunted. You did catch a ghostly orb in one shot. The Casa is one of my favorite buildings in Old Town. It was so well refurbished.

    Like you, I love Cabrillo and Point Loma for its beauty and Old Town for its historical value.

    Thanks for sharing!:tup:
     
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    Nice pics there Conc, what kind of a camera did you get?
     
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    Thank's for the pictures. :tup:

    Now I need you to go to the beach and take some pictures. :yes:
    I need a couple of the waves and the sand, but I need a lot of pictures of the Bikinis! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the great tour....lovely pictures of a lovely area.

    The bride and I have decided to take a ride down from OC.
     
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    Just a little Kodak 813. Its a shutterbugs cammera, 8.3 mega pixels and x3 zoom.

    Not a super system but good for soccer, scouts and outings.
     
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    Great pictures Conc, thanks for posting...:tup:
     

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