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Monday, January 08, 2007

Cabrillo National Monument

Took a nice afternoon hike down to the Cabrillo National Monument the other day with a couple of friends. This point (called Point Loma) is as far southwest as you can go in the United States. These pictures were taken from that most southwestern point as the sun was low in the western sky. In fact, that island that you see in the background is actually over a hundred kilometers down along the coast of Mexico.

I took these next three pictures because the rock formations in the water reminded me so much of the incredible rock gardens of Kyoto near where I lived in Japan. There, of course, the water is carefully raked sand, but the intention of the original landscaper designers were to evoke just such a feeling.

A couple of sights along the way.

This fellow flew by to bid us a fond farewell and to remind us that without wings, we had a long, long walk up the steep cliffs to return to our car.

I hope you enjoyed these photos, and here's hoping you have just such a walk soon.
Bye for now.

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