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Friday, May 20, 2016

Cabrillo National Park

I misread my calendar and went to work on my day off on Friday the 13th. It was good day not to work even though they offered me the opportunity to stay.  With the entire unexpected day off ahead of us, we decided to check out the tide pools of Point Loma arriving an hour before low tide. We have always enjoyed walking in the tide pools and caves. I had fallen while we were in La Jolla's tide pools even with gripped shoes. This time I stayed upright.

The splash from the high tides made some interesting sculptures in the sand. 

At mid tide, these rocks are covered by the waves. 
The pelicans would just float above our heads along the edge of the cliffs.

Clusters of barnacles


We had see plenty of limpet shells but never with its snail until today.

Coast guard lighthouse

The park offers a view of San Diego's harbor and skyline, as well as Coronado and Naval Air Station North Island. On clear days, a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Tijuana, and Mexico's Coronado Islands are also visible.

Cabrillo National Monument is located at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. It commemorates the landing of Juan RodrĂ­guez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is the highest point in the park and has been a San Diego icon since 1855. The lighthouse was closed in 1891, and a new one opened at a lower elevation, because fog and low clouds often obscured the light at its location 422 feet above sea level. The old lighthouse is now a museum.

We stopped at Liberty Public Market near Shelter Island for lunch and checked out the area along with many sailors.


  1. Exploring tide pools is one of my favorite things to do. The anemone is beautiful -- and so is the limpet. I've never seen anything but the shell. You didn't have any problem finding something fun to do on your unexpected day off! I think you're going to be just fine when you stop working for good. :-)

  2. Eight weeks left in tis contract and I will be like both of you Debbie and Laurel. Waking in the morning and thinking "what will I do today?"

  3. Haha, the only problem is choosing between all the great options! :-))