Monday, February 18, 2008

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse - Cabrillo National Monument

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse in Cabrillo National Monument.

It was a while back when I visited this place in San Diego. This light house is on a high cliff overlooking San Diego city. It was built in 1855 and was using for 36 years until a new lighthouse was built because there was too much fog and cloud which often obscured the light.

On the side of this light house, there are several beach access path that lead to the Tide Pool at bottom of the cliff. The Tide Pool here is so lively and a good location for young children to explore.

Inside the lighthouse, there's a classic-spiral-stair case that lead to the top of the lighthouse where the light is. It's very hot during the summer and the place is usually packed with people.

I think the park entrance fee is$5 and they open from dusk until dawn. As soon as the sun set, park rangers will kick people out of the park.

However, they're seem to be nice with photographer hehe; so they will let you stay for a bit longer to capture the last light of the day. The lighthouse is so beautiful in sunset. The low warm light from the sun below the horizon hit the side of the building, creating a wonderful glow. It's definitely worth the trip if you have never been to this lighthouse before.

Note: I took these pictures a while back, about a year or so. But never have a chance to put them up until now. :) So the info is a little outdated. And don't mind my English (I know it's bad).

The camera I used here is Canon Digital Rebel (300D if you're not in US) and 18-55mm kit len that go along with the camera. I lost this camera a while back but this was my starting camera.

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