It was one of those crystal-clear afternoons. We drove to Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma to take in the views. . . .
Downtown San Diego with Naval Air Station North Island in the foreground. The sailboats look a bit like toys, don’t they?
Coronado Bridge is on the left. That spot of reddish-orange in the middle? Hotel Del Coronado, where they filmed “Some Like it Hot.” Coronado Beach has been called one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. I’ll be doing a post on “The Del” in the future.
Looking south, you can see Mexico.
The Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo monument. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of California. He reached San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, and named it San Miguel. (Sebastián Vizcaíno later named it San Diego, after Saint Didacus.)
There’s a lighthouse there, as well as a visitor center.
The view on the west side is pretty nice too.
The sun was starting to set, so we started for home. But not before I got this shot of the old Point Loma lighthouse:
Great weekend, everyone!