San Diego from Point Loma
Yesterday was an extraordinarily clear day here in the San Diego metroplex.
Usually when it is extraordinarily clear I have to work to pay bills.
Yesterday, though, since my Client postponed his home inspection until Monday, I took time to drive all the way over to Point Loma to get my best pictures ever of San Diego:
The U.S. Navy ship in the above picture has 53 on its hull. Unfortunately, there are two ships based in San Diego with 53 as their hull number: the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), an Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer, and the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile Cruiser. I believe the one in that picture is the USS Mobile Bay, and I’ll explain why I think that later in this post.
The following picture shows three submarines at the Point Loma submarine base, the most I’ve seen in port at one time.
See the ship cruising into San Diego Harbor? It does not have a number on its hull. However, the rear of the ship has “John Paul Jones” on it, so it is the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), an Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer.
Since is was only about 15 minutes between the earlier picture with a ship at dock and this picture with the ship sailing merrily into San Diego Harbor, logic suggests that the ship at dock would not/could not get underway in just 15 minutes and get down to where I was, so I’m using logic to say that the ship in the earlier picture is the USS Mobile Bay since the ship in this picture definitely is the USS John Paul Jones.
We have 61 commissioned Navy ships home-ported in San Diego, so keeping track of them for a novice like me can get confusing at times, especially since ships stationed elsewhere on the West Coast often make a pit stop in San Diego on their way to and fro.
Pelicans were everywhere, and I can never resist taking pictures of them. They are so much fun to watch. By far my favorite bird, outside of the flamingos at the San Diego Zoo, of course.
Look who was peeking out the window when we arrived home:
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Posted on October 19, 2013, in Birds, Fauna, Manmade, Out & About, Photos and tagged cat pictures, north island naval station san diego pictures, pelican pictures, san diego downtown pictures, shelter island san diego pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.