Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cabrillo National Monument

After our shift yesterday we drove out to Point Loma across the bay from San Diego. We have been waiting for  warm and sunny day.  This time of year it gets cool and foggy on the ocean so yesterday was perfect.  We drove by the old naval base which has been turned into lovely housing and shopping centers.  It is called Liberty Station.  Then on to Rosencranz National Cemetery.  It reminds me of Arlington but set on hills above the ocean.  We found the graves of two early Mormon Battalion members who were buried there, Lydia Hunter and Albert Dunham. Then we went to the visitor center at Cabrillo Park and saw a wonderful historic lecture by  docent about the early explorer Jan Cabrillo.  We also walked up to the beautiful lighthouse but couldn't go up inside because a couple had just gotten married and they stood there kissing and taking photos for ever.

Grave marker of Mormon Batlion members

A view of San Diego harbor looking toward Coronado Island

                          "IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD."
Lighthouse prism
A typical bosn mate on Juan Cabrillo ship in 1580               
Point Loma Lighthouse

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