This is San Diego Bay
October 3, 2000
The locals said this was San Diego's winter, and it was too cool to enjoy the idea of renting a kayak to explore Mission Bay, so we opted for a San Diego Harbor excursion.
On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego. When Cabrillo and his sailors stepped onto the shore at Point Loma, they became the first Europeans to visit California. Almost four hundred years later, Cabrillo National Monument was established. In 1933, the National Park Service began administration of Cabrillo National Monument.
This harbor has been an important west-coast base for the US Navy for many years.
The skyscrapers of downtown San Diego loom in the distance. We're looking east across the mouth of the harbor. "Coronado Island" (it's really a penninsula) lies immediately across the channel.
A mostly submerged breakwater extends to the south (left) of the near edge of Coronado. Is the submerged breakwater a sign of global warming and a rising sea level?
Page last updated August 8, 2002.