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Downtown San Diego
June 2014
Exploring and dining in Little Italy, walking along the waterfront, a boat tour of the harbor, Mexican dinner in Old Town are just a few of the highlights of wandering around the waterfront and downtown areas. I also toured the USS Midway but that's another album.

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SAN DIEGO INDEX | USS MIDWAY
001 Waterfront Park 003 Seal Vehicle 004 Star of India
Waterfront Park is a beautiful park next to city hall along the waterfront
Some cities have "Ducks." San Diego has the "Seal" amphibious vehicle.
The Star of India is moored along the waterfront
006 HMS Surprise 007 Soviet B-39 Submarine 009 PCF 816 Swift Boat
The HMS Surprise has been used in quite a few movies
Soviet B-39 Submarine
This PCF 816 Swift Boat is part of the maritime museum
010 Steam Ferry Berkeley & USS Dolphin 011 Steam Yacht Medea, Sailboat & Californian 014 City Hall
The steam ferry Berkeley sits behind the USS Dolphin submarine
The steam yacht Medea, another sailboat & the Californian are all part of the maritime museum
San Diego City Hall
015 Skyline 016 NAS North Island 019 Californian
The San Diego skyline on a bright sunny day
Naval Air Station North Island
The Californian out for a cruise
020 Boat 021 Star of India 096 Broadway Pier
One of many fishing boats
The Star of India is moored along the waterfront
Broadway Pier
099 USS Midway 102 Skyline 103 Star of India
USS Midway
The San Diego skyline on a bright sunny day
The Star of India is moored along the waterfront
104 HMS Surprise 107 Plane Landing 109 USCGC Haddock
USS Midway
The San Diego airport is VERY close to downtown!
US Coast Guard Cutter Haddock at USCG Sector San Diego
112 Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant 114 View from San Diego Bay 115 Dolphin & Seal Vehicle
the lighthouse at Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant is actually a working lighthouse, not just a decoration
Nothing but palm trees, hills, boats and beautiful homes as you look out over the bay
A dolphin with the "Seal" amphibious vehicle in the background
118 Shipboard Antenna Model Range 119 Pelican 121 Sea Lions
The Navy uses the Shipboard Antenna Model Range to test scale models of ships
A pelican hanging out on the bait boarge
One sea lion going into the water and another poppng his head up to look around
124 Submarine 125 Floating Dry Dock 126 USCGC Edisto & USCGC Sea Otter
Nuclear submarine at Naval Base Point Loma
Floating dry dock at Naval Base Point Loma
US Coast Guard Cutters Edisto & Sea Otter
127 Point Loma 128 Point Loma Lighthouse 130 Hotel del Coronado
Point Loma
Point Loma Lighthouse
I ran out of time to get over to see the Hotel del Coronado but you can see it on the other side of North Island here
131 Pelican 132 Fighter Jets 133 Fighter Jets
It seems funny seeing pelicans wandering around
Fighter jets at Naval Air Station North Island
Fighter jets at Naval Air Station North Island
134 Undersea Rescue Command 135 America Replica 136 C-17 Globemaster
Undersea Rescue Command are the guys who respond to underwater emergencies such as submarines in distress
This is a replica of the America, the vessel that won America's Cup
The C-17 Globemaster is a massive aurcraft
137 FA-18A 138 FA-18A 139 FA-18A
FA-18A preparing to take off at NAS North Island
FA-18A taking off at NAS North Island (cue Top Gun theme!)
FA-18A taking off at NAS North Island (cue Top Gun theme!)
140 FA-18A 141 Seahawk Helicopters 143 Seahawk Helicopters
FA-18A taking off at NAS North Island (cue Top Gun theme!)
Seahawk Helicopters at NAS North Island
Seahawk Helicopters at NAS North Island
144 NAS North Island Tower 145 Fly Navy Sign 147 USNS Yukon
The historic radar tower at NAS North Island
FLY NAVY sign at NAS North Island
USNS Yukon is an underway replenishment oiler
148 USS Ronald Reagan 149 Coronado Bridge 150 USS Midway
USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier
The Coronado Bridge
USS Midway
249 Old Town Sign 250 Cosmopolitan Hotel 251 Old Town Market
Old Town San Diego is a fun place to walk arounnd and get an amazing Mexican meal
Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego
Old Town Market
253 Old Town Market 254 Church of the Assumption 255 Fred's Mexican Cafe
Old Town Market
Church of the Assumption in Old Town San Diego
Fred's Mexican Cafe has phenominal Mexican food and great margaritas too!
256 Margarita 257 USS San Diego Monument 258 USS San Diego Monument
Fred's Mexican Cafe has phenominal Mexican food and great margaritas too!
USS San Diego Monument
USS San Diego Monument
259 Little Italy 260 Little Italy Flower Pot
Little Italy is the place to get an amazing Italian meal in a small restaurant that tastes homemade
Little Italy is the place to get an amazing Italian meal in a small restaurant that tastes homemade

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