Friday, February 12, 2010

Cabrillo Point, Point Loma S.D.

While Kay was still with us we made the trip to  Cabrillo Point which is at the end of the San Diego Bay, and a beautiful spot to see the city spread far below. I took this shot from the back which I thought made for a nicer picture with the white picket fence.



This huge lens, more than 6 foot high is one that was used in the lighthouse. It is three sided.  It is almost exactly the same as the one we have in Flamborough lighthouse.  The prisms magnify the light in the center so that the light can be seen many miles away.  Each side is like a huge eye.

This cheeky scrub jay thought he owned the place and of course, because I have been up to this light- house quite a number of times, I was more interested in the birds.  It was too misty to see any whales.


Here he is again, with Shelter Island and the city of San Diego in the distance...
...and again, this time on the top of the Cabrillo monument.
                                                                                  ...and a towhee was pretty active looking for crumbs, I guess.  There are many good viewing places from up here to see whales, shipping and great views of the city and the bay.  I'm sorry I didn't take any, I wasn't thinking blogs --but if you're in the area it's well worth going up to see.



 
And far below, us the good old U.S. Coastguard, was keeping watch over us all.

 And the drive home was SPECTACULAR!

See you Monday.  Going car hunting tomorrow if possible.  We are borrowing our son's massive old Cadillac SUV! I don't think I'll be driving that.  I can only just about climb in it!

9 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

It's been a long time since I've been there but your wonderful photos bring back a ton of memories. Thanks!

kaybee said...

Aaah - memories are made of this!

Cherdecor said...

Your photos are beautiful!

claude said...

Beuatiful photos, Chris ! Nice visit and beautil blue bird.
Wondeful sunset. Have a good saturday and Sunday.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice post. It really is. I also get a kick out of the massive car you could just get in. lOL

I like a new car now and then and would not know what to shop for these days as they all seem to have new problems. But I would try to get a hybrid if it was me.

Werna Gail said...

Playing catch up again...what a beautiful sunset. Sorry to hear about the accident, but thank God no one was hurt. Your drawings are very good and such a variety of subjects. Daffodils was one of my mothers favorite flowers. Since we lived in Illinois she always said she knew winter was almost over when the daffodils came up. Have a blessed week-end.

AutumnLeaves said...

Each of these photos are truly beautiful, but that bluejay with the harbor behind him is just beyond the pale, Chris. I hope you paint that one!

Rosy said...

Glad to hear you both enjoy visiting my home town of San Diego, by some chance did the tour guide tell you the famous story of the light house ghost?

Jose said...

You really captured good moments here but boy that lense capture and the sunset are my favorites. I like the little birdie too.