Coronado Beach, San Diego

May 17, 2010

The Coronado Beach at San Diego is really beautiful, though we could not spend too much time there…

Here’s the namesake Coronado Hotel, dominating the beach:

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We crossed the Coronado Bridge, with its lovely view of the Marina and downtown San Diego: marina and downtown sandiego from coronado bridge The Guard House is itself a beautiful structure: guard house coronado beach I got the tourist trolley going past an antique house on the waterfront: old house coronado beach 080510 Cycling is very popular, and I love the children's trailers, too: cycle with child carrier coronado 080510 There are apparently lots of people who walk around with metal detectors...they find a lot of cans, some coins, but are perhaps hoping for buried treasure! metal detector Coronado beach 090510 There were gulls everywhere; in the air: flying seagull 090510 On the sand: seagull 090510 House sparrows, too...on the ground: house sparrow 090510 and in the palm trees lining the Marina...can you see the female with nesting material, so well camouflaged against the tree? sparrow with nesting mtl There were other things in the air, too; this kite... kite coronado beach 090510 which reminded me of this one at Creve Coeur Lake Fighters thundering overhead (Miramar Air Force Base is close by) : fighter from miramar air force base Here's a 360 degree view of the beach from our vantage point:

The grasses and the rocks were themselves so colourful and picturesque!

grass and rocks coronado beach