Photographer's Note

After the rain, the sky is clean lots of clouds; this kind of sky always makes me want to take pictures; but often the FG has no redeeming virtures. On this day, I almost left it until the clouds had blown away but managed to catch the last of them. If you look very carefully, you can see the outine of one of the Coronados Islands on the horizon. Years ago, our 8 year old son could pick enough abalone for dinner in 15 minutes when we anchored there.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years. At dusk on November 15, 1855 the light keeper climbed the winding stairs and lit the light for the first time. What seemed to be a good location 422 feet above sea level, however, had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light. On March 23, 1891 the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point. Today the Old Point Loma Light House still stands watch over San Diego, sentinel to a vanished past. The National Park Service has refurbished the interior to its historic 1880s appearance

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Additional Photos by Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
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