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Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma sights and scenery

Although the entire end of Point Loma is the Cabrillo National Monument, there is an actual monument to Cabrillo (or the Portuguese spelling, Cabrilho).

On the way down Cabrillo Road to the tidal pool area. The islands in the distance are the Coronados, actually part of Mexico.

Closer views to the left and right along the hill descent.

Back up to the top of the hill, now parked by the lighthouse.

From 1943 to 1946, Point Loma guarded San Diego from possible Japanese invasion attempts. This pit was part of the coastal artillery control station.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, built in 1855 and superseded before the next century began by a location closer to the water to better cut through the fog. It makes for a great museum, though.

Fresnel porn.

From the top of the lighthouse, panning from the southeast counterclockwise to the west, sweeping across views of Naval Base Point Loma and San Diego in the background.

Speaking of views of San Diego, here are some from closer to ground level, panning from southeast to Mission Hills in the northeast, and ending with a closer view of the downtown skyline.

An older plane and a newer battleship, out to sea.

This guy thought he could hide, but sticks don't move like that.

Down to the tidal pools
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