Wednesday, December 19, 2012

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 236: Marion and Betty at Cabrillo Monument

 I am posting photographs from my family collections for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday (you know me, I can't go wordless!).

Here is a photograph from the Marion (Seaver) (Braithwaite) Hemphill family collection passed to me by Aunt Marion's daughter in 2000 after her passing.

This picture was taken in the summer of 1982 at Cabrillo National Monument on the southern tip of Point Loma, overlooking San Diego Bay.  

The subjects here are Marion (Seaver) (Braithwaite) Hemphill (my father's oldest sister) and Betty (Carringer) Seaver (my mother).  I'm pretty sure that my father took this photograph.

Cabrillo National Monument is one of the favorite photo spots in all of San Diego - you can see the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Cuyamaca and Laguna mountains to the east, and Table Mountain in Mexico to the south, plus the Los Coronados Islands off the coast of Mexico to the southwest.  

The view above is to the north or northeast, I reckon.  The dock behind Marion and Betty is at Ballast Point, it's now a submarine base.  The large, flat body of land protruding into the bay just above Betty's head and to the right is North Island, a U.S. Naval Air Station.  Downtown San Diego is in the haze at the top of the picture in the center-right.

This photo spot is on my list of "don't miss this place" whenever we have guests visiting San Diego, not only for the views but also for the historical context - Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay and claimed it for Spain in 1542.

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