Given my predilections towards lighthouses and lighthouse keepers, it should come as no surprise that Point Loma is one of my favorite places to spend a quiet weekend morning or afternoon. The area has lush hiking trails, brimming tide pools, the Cabrillo National Monument, stunning coastal views, and, of course, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Jordan and I love Point Loma; even though it draws quite a few tourists, it's never too loud or crowded. We also love that there are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the ocean and rolling hills, and we brought our books to enjoy some outdoor reading.
Point Loma offers stunning views of Downtown San Diego and Coronado.
Where the lighthouse keeper and his family lived. The actual lighthouse tower wasn't built too tall because the building itself is located on the highest point of the hill at the end of Point Loma.
The lighthouse keeper and his family had their own lush garden, growing much of what they ate right on site.
A look down at some of the tide pools from the top of the hill.
My future home.
On this particular trip, the day was overcast and windy, and the tides were pretty high. Still, the coastline was simply stunning, and it was so peaceful to hear the waves crashing against the rocks as we walked. It reminded me a little of being back east, which was a nice change from the usual 70 degree and sunny weather we have year-round in San Diego. There were a lot of birds out, and it was fun to see them soaring through the sky and diving into the ocean for food.
It's a silly and probably impossible dream, but if one day Jordan and I could live in a place that even approximates Point Loma and the Old Lighthouse, I think we'd jump at the chance.
Where are your favorite places to read and/or write?