Joe and Nancy

Joe and Nancy
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cabrillo NM, San Diego, CA

While camped at March Field up in Riverside, we decided to make a day trip down to San Diego, have lunch and take in a couple of sites.  Of all the times I visited San Diego, and specifically Naval facilities on Point Loma, NAVELEX and NSWC, I never visited this National Monument, right next door, on Point Loma as well.
Never knew Cabrillo was a person...
Oh, there is a Naval presence here too.  :-)  A huge presence! NAS Coronado below, and just on the other side, Naval Station, and just below where we are standing in the pic below, about a mile walk, is the sub base.
The lighthouse...
An overcast, marine-layer type day, and a little on the cool, breezy side too.
Coast Guard housing...wow!
Old WWII gun support...
Visitor Center
AEGIS Cruiser model made of brass...below part of the sub base..
Above, national cemetery in the distance...
Miss Nancy taking in the history and local environmental issues...
Part of the museum exhibits...
This point served a vital part of the coastal/harbor defense during WWII to current day.
Your's truly...
We've had the good fortune to visit several light houses on the west coast this trip.  And they all pretty much work off the same basic principle. 
Above, the front of the light house keeper's house is a water runoff/catch for the cistern.
Inside the keeper's home...
Pretty nice...
But 100 years ago, this was a very hard and day long journey to get there.  And the storms?
On the way back to Riverside along 101, we raced this Amtrak for about 3 miles, at 55, and never caught it..and he was going backwards:  One heck of a reverse gear...:-)
Well, it was a nice day trip, especially when we were able to lunch at one of our favorite places, Baja Coastal Cantina in Old Town.  Great salsa bar and Mex food.  And that's about it, from the RVing Beach Bums.  This blog was published contemporaneously from Lakewood, WA Panera's on July 8, 2015.