The best view of downtown San Diego from land probably is from Cabrillo National Monument. Unfortunately, in order to get there you have to go through Naval Base Point Loma, and the gates are closed from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
If you go to Cabrillo National Monument, leave some time to explore World War II bunkers and other interesting stuff along the 2.2-mile drive through the Naval Base. You won’t be able to get too close to anything, but there are many vista points where you can pull over and gaze. Recently I pulled over and gazed at this:
I have no clue what SSC Pacific.
Looks like a giant swimming pool.
Off to my resource library…. Nothing.
Off to Google…. Bingo!
SSC Pacific stands for “Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.” Why not SNWSCP? Well, “Space and Naval Warfare” has its own acronym: SPAWAR. So SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific becomes SSC Pacific, which still leaves one wondering, Why not SSCP?
Along with SSC Pacific’s main facility here in San Diego, it has detachments in Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. Japan?
SSC Pacific is the Navy’s premier research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) laboratory for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). A lot of big words.
Way beyond me, which means it’s way beyond Twitler, too.
For more on SSC Pacific, go here.