Saturday, March 7, 2009
Jay, Brett and I spent a few hours today rock hopping and puddle jumping down at the tide pools of Point Loma. It was a spectacular day (and made me forget I have a cold; my first one in so long. I've managed to escape getting the ones the family has gotten in recent years. I think I can blame it on an urgent care visit last weekend. ) and the tide was a negative tide so the tide pools stretched for what seemed like miles. We saw crabs, all sorts of barnacles, limpets, muscles, little fish, grasses and more.
And to give you an idea how far inland we live, in the bottom picture, see those mountains in the background on the left? They're about 30 miles away. It's called Cowles Mountain (part of Mission Trails Regional Park and the highest point in San Diego) and we live about 5 miles from the base on the backside. It was my playground as a child, and we hike it a couple times a year with the kids. The congestion of buildings on the right is downtown San Diego, and the naval base is all the open space in the foreground.
Hope you had a spectacular Saturday!