Friday, October 22, 2010

Point Fermin Park

About two weeks ago on Wednesday October 6th at about three in the morning it started raining very hard and continued off and on till after sunrise. Captain Methane dropped me a note on FaceBook and suggested I go and look for water spouts so I did.
So the dog and I hiked over to Point Fermin to view the Pacific in hopes of getting some pictures of the storm. Point Fermin Park is located at the end Gaffey Street which runs through San Pedro and the parking at the park is free. The lighthouse has tours but I will leave that for a later blog.
I actually parked west of the main park along West Paseo Del Mar between Roxbury Street and Almeria.
There are loads of squirrels in the area and this makes for great sport for the dog but here she isn't allowed off her lead but she headed down the path in search of bushy tails. We have never used this path before and didn't realize it went all the way to the beach. This path is located between Point Fermin and White Point.

To finish the trip to the rocky beach below you must descend down this scary stairway. Some of the steps are wobbly and I must admit I gripped both hand rails going down.

Beside the rocks there are are former pieces of structures whose history remains a mystery. Sunken City is east of Point Fermin but maybe there were slides here or just a dumping off place.

I really need to spend some time learning more about the different kinds of birds we have here maybe a reader can identify these.

It was low tide while we went exploring the rocks.
The storm that passes through made Catalina in the distance clearly seen. The island can be hidden by fog or haze but not this day. I ride my bicycle on Western Ave. which ends at Paseo Del Mar. One foggy day you could see the peaks of Catalina standing above the fog laying across the channel from the top of 25th Street.
Not clear which ship is approaching the harbor but I would surmise it is one of the twin Brigantines Johnson's.
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