Thursday, January 28, 2016

Charming Coronado

San Diego Metro KOA
Chula Vista, CA
January 27, 2016

According to archeological findings, the La Jollan Indians were seasonal visitors to the island we call Coronado over 1,000 years ago. 

In 1602, when Sebastian Vizcaino (a Spanish explorer), sailed past the rocky islands he named them Las Yslas Coronades. His crude map of the bay provided the world with it's first picture of Coronado. 

 "The Islands Crowned" have a rich history and long time-line of events with results being the elegant resort beach community we can enjoy today. The Navy played an important part in the islands history. The Navy first set up camp in 1911 and by 1917 had established a Naval Air Station. In 1963, Coronado was granted the name of "The Birthplace of Naval Aviation". 

Additionally, in the early 1900s, the community boomed with new residents building homes and businesses.

Our morning visit was two-fold. First, a stop by Hollands Bicycles. They have been part of the community for over 90 years. The shop is well stocked with all types of bicycles, and a large selection of accessories. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. 

Then we walked. There is definitely a slow pace on the island. Yummy smells from the cafes fill the air, folks greet each other with a smile and a "good morning" and its pleasantly quiet. The sidewalks we meandered were colorful, peaceful, and inviting. I had a great time taking pictures!

Until next time, happy trails!


  1. Coronado is definitely a gorgeous place to visit.

  2. As always great pictures! I've never done the 'Coronado Walk', it's such a great place to bike ride tho. Easy to cover distance on a bike, but miss the stops and flavor you captured.

  3. I love all the pics, but the red door with blue! Makes me want to paint something. Such pretty colors.

  4. Once again your pictures make me want to go there. Just beautiful.

  5. Beautiful pictures of the area , love it.

  6. Beautiful! Coronado is one of our favorite places to stroll. We'll park at the beach near the military and walk down the beach to the Hotel Del, use their facilities, then return via the neighborhood streets. Such a nice mix of scenery!