It was a perfect day for a scooter ride and a picnic. Destination...Cabrillo National Park. It is only a 50 mile loop "avoiding major highways" from the KOA. A nice ride down Harbor Drive passing the Navy Base, the airport, yacht clubs, sky scrapers, and parks.
Cabrillo is located at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego.It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in September, 1542. This event marked the first time that a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.
|The park offers a view of San Diego's harbor and skyline.|
|The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is the highest point in the park and has been a San Diego icon since 1855. It was closed in 1891 and a new one opened at a lower elevation because fog and low clouds often obscured the light.|
|The statue of Cabrillo looking out over the bay was authorized by Calvin Coolidge for the Portuguese Government in 1939, who then donated it to the United States. The limestone monument is 14 feet tall.|
|The western side of Point Loma...the Pacific Ocean.|
|Sunset Cliffs...a popular spot to view the ocean and sunset.|
|The Point Loma Tide Pools are a popular destination.|
|The road is steep and curvy down to the Tidal Pools. The buildings house the Coast Guard.|
|Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary on Cabrillo Memorial Drive... named after William Starke Rosecrans, a general in the American Civil War. The cemetary is registered as a California Historical Landmark.|
The Taylors had a very nice day... hope you did as well. Thank you so much for visiting our blog...we appreciate your comments. Until next time...be safe and enjoy!