#WOMBATSDOAMERICA 2015 Day 13
Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.
22nd November – Torrey Pines & Point Loma
Bex left early for her flight back to SF. Bye Bex, I loved meeting you and watching you spin x We four went walking up on Torrey Pines bluffs, which boasts some magnificent views, but by Grabthar’s Hammer, it was hotter than a whorehouse on nickel night. Big floppy hats required all round, daft as they looked. My legs got an airing. Sorry, Valerie and Rob.
Thence up to Point Loma where there was, thank sweet baby cheeses, a cool, cool breeze. Up there is the Cabrillo Monument, which commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, apparently bringing with him a huge pole against which to stand dramatically. This event marked the first time that a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States. Not sure what you can actually do with that information, but still. Edumacation. There’s also a lighthouse, built in 1855 and now used as a museum.
The views up here were even more breath-taking, although it was hard to encompass the magnificent sweep of San Diego below in a single shot. Here’s a bit of a try though…
Way down there, tiny and red, you MIGHT be able to make out the Hotel del Coronado, where we had lunch on our first full day. Probably not though. This evening we ate at a Latin American restaurant, Berta’s, which weas cosy and pleasant. We drank sangria, which I’ve never had before and probably never will again, though it was OK. I had, I think, a splendid curry. A Latin American curry.