Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bayside Trail

San Diego Metro KOA
Chula Vista, CA
December 14, 2015

Remember the beautiful red jeep, Rokell that has been in so many of our posts? It found it's way from Oceanside, CA to Chula Vista (last Saturday) with three of our dear friends...Dave, Lynn and Richie and their cute puppy Daisy. What a wonderful afternoon we had laughing, visiting and getting caught up. They will be moving to Mission Bay RV Resort (in Chula Vista) next month so we hope to see lots more of them!

Yesterday, Joe and I braved a breezy, chilly day and headed out to Cabrillo NM. Bundled up in long pants and sweaters, we were off to do the Bayside Trail on the east side of Point Loma.

 I am not sure which information is correct...the sign at the trail read it was 1.86 miles and the brochure states that it is 2.5 miles out and back. It didn't really matter to us as we have lots of work to do to get our hiking legs and lungs in shape before we shake the spider webs and dust off the boots! The trail descends 380 feet through native coastal sage scrub.  

 The trail begins near the old lighthouse and takes you down a paved road that turns into a gravel/dirt path. There are kiosk along the way that describe the vegetation and habitat. Joe calls these MBFs...more boring facts. 

There is also a bit of history here... remnants of a  searchlight and power plant built in 1919 and used in World Wars l and ll. 

 On the west side of Point Loma are tide pools. It was high tide, very breezy and cold so we didn't explore. We did walk a short trail...just enough to send my heart racing at the prospect of returning. Next week, if the weather cooperates, Tuesday and Wednesday should be good days to go. 

Wreaths Across America began in 1992. With a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the season, Morrill Worchester, owner of Worchester Wreath, realized he had an opportunity to honor our country's veterans. For the complete story click here. History of how this all began is under the "Who we are" tab. In 2008, over 300 locations held wreath laying ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 overseas cemeteries. Over 60,000 volunteers placed over 100,000 wreaths.  

Wreaths Across America-San Diego serves Ft. Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries. 

The wreaths on the ground are for markers as well.

Well, hope your week is a great one...we are hoping it warms up some here in San Diego. We could all use a beach day!

Until next time, take care and let the good times roll...


  1. Cold here also. Love those ocean pictures and of the city. Beautiful.

  2. Cooler here, but stil enjoyable, have fun with your friends.

  3. Took me until the end of the post to figure out it was a National Monument and not New Mexico. ;)

  4. It's HOT in Florida. I wish I could send you some of this warm weather so we'd both be comfortable.

  5. We were disappointed that this trail was closed last year when we were in San Diego for construction. Good it was open for you:) It certainly has been chilly. Hope you get to the tidal pools:)

  6. Looks like it was a beautiful day on the Point! I can't wait to visit there once we get to Mission Bay in January. We'll try to hook up with you guys once we're at the Bay as well.

  7. Love the pics of the ocean - and those of the city are really fabulous. Everything is so "sparkly" :-) Didn't know about the wreaths, what a great program. Hope this cold front moves through quickly!!

  8. Looking forward to your future post on the tidal pools. How I love viewing all the things they offer up.