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Here is a map showing the destination of our first day's excursion: Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument (circled in red). It is a great place for a spectacular overlook of San Diego Bay, with Coronado Island and the City of San Diego in the background.
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Here is a panoramic (six photos stitched together) showing the view from the top of Point Loma. The Naval Ship yards on the left with Coronado Island in the center, and the City of San Diego in the background. The tall buildings are not even visible through the haze/smog.
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A view from Point Loma with the Naval Shipyard in the center, and the North Island (northern part of Coronado Island) Naval station to the right.
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Another view from Point Loma with the North Island (northern part of Coronado Island) Naval station in the center and the tall buildings of San Diego barely visible through the haze/smog.
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A U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer enters San Diego Bay approaching the Naval Shipyard.
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A U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer enters San Diego Bay approaching the Naval Shipyard.
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A U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer enters San Diego Bay approaching the Naval Shipyard.
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A U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer enters San Diego Bay approaching the Naval Shipyard.
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A U.S. Naval Fleet Balistic Missle Submarine passes a U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer in San Diego Bay.
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A U.S. Naval Fleet Balistic Missle Submarine passes a U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer in San Diego Bay.
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A U.S. Naval Fleet Balistic Missle Submarine passes a U.S. Naval Guided Missle Destroyer in San Diego Bay.
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Dad & Mom on the top of Point Loma with San Diego Bay in the background. (Photo by Jimmy)
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Jimmy, Flo, and Mom outside the visitors center at the Cabrillo National Monument.
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The Cabrillo Monument commemorating Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo, a spanish/portugese explorer, the first European to set foot on the west coast of the United States 50 years after Columbus.
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The plaque at the Cabrillo Monument commemorating Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo, a spanish/portugese explorer, the first European to set foot on the west coast of the United States 50 years after Columbus.
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Dad & Mom in front of the Cabrillo Monument. (Photo by Jimmy)
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The historical plaque describing the Old Point Loma Lighthouse (no longer in use).
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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse (no longer in use), built in 1854, was in operation for 36 years. It was one of the first of eight lighthouses on the Pacific west coast.
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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse (no longer in use), built in 1854, was in operation for 36 years. It was one of the first of eight lighthouses on the Pacific west coast.
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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse (no longer in use), built in 1854, was in operation for 36 years. It was one of the first of eight lighthouses on the Pacific west coast.
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The light assembly and Fresnel lens of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
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A closeup of the light assembly of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
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A closeup of the Fresnel lens of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
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A view of the spiral staircase looking down from the light tower of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

 
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