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 Rodríguez 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.