Cabrillo National Monument

Last weekend my girlfriend and I went over to Cabrillo National Monument. It's located at the tip of Point Loma, jutting out between the San Diego Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other side.

It was $5 to get in, then we parked and walked over to the lighthouse. Although the park is open 365 days a year, the lighthouse tower is only open twice a year. The rest of the lighthouse is open regular hours, however. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the size of the lighthouse itself. I don't know what I was expecting, but the whole structure wasn't much taller than say, 30 feet or so. Still, the historic feel to it made it worth a visit.

After we checked out the lighthouse, we found a great hike that winds down the cliff (on the Coronado side, below the statue of Cabrillo). It is fairly steep, but the footing is not a problem at all. Along the way, we could hear seals on the rocks below, but unfortunately there was no good place to observe them from. The hike back up the hill was pretty tough, especially since I was nursing a wicked hangover.

I should have some photos up soon...hopefully we got some good ones.