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Shelter Island Offers Bay Sights and a San Diego Experience

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Click To Purchase San Diego Sailing from Dr. Murad Abel Shelter Island was built more than 50 years ago to handle the needs of large Navy ships ( 1 ). In modern times, it caters to restaurants, spas, businesses, boutiques, hotels and marinas. Originally a sand bank that was partially covered by water it was built up to 7 feet above high tide ( 2 ). Businesses lease this property from the Port of San Diego.  The amenities its offers are many which include a park, boat launch, fire rings, fishing pier, picnic tables, telephones, and more ( 3 ). Of particular interest are the art pieces and local vendors sell right on the grass. The view is spectacular and you can get some of the best skyline shots of the city here. You can also see some of the sculptures and gawk at the 100’s of boats.   

Pictures of Leo Carrillo Ranch

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is located in Carlsbad California and was once home to the actor Leo Carrillo. It is a 27 acre well manicured location that has been restored to its original beauty. One can find various plant life, flowers, old fashion buildings, and much more that represents the early settlers and history of California.  You will not want to miss the peacocks and groove on the property. Leo Carrillo was from a long line of California notables. He was an actor and civil servant that spent a great many years doing both.  Born in 1881 and died in 1961 he spent a great amount of time as a conservationist that tried to protect the land. He was part of the California Beach and Parks Commission. It is open most days of the week and is free for visitors. Free does not mean that it is not in need of funds, donations, and support. You may want to view and contact the Friends of Carillo organization to see how you may help at their website or the City of Carlsbad websi

Pictures of Scripps Coastal Reserve-The Knoll

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Scripps Coastal Reserve-The Knoll offers great coastal sights, a chance for fitness, and a few critters to watch. Along the northern side of the reserve, you will see some of the most beautiful mansions in the area. The west side is marked by its steep cliffs that run down to the beach where surfers swarm like seals. The southern side is also marked by yet another canyon. The trail is sand and there is little to no difficulty walking it. It is a nice trail for strollers, elders and kids. The whole walk may be about a half mile so you can do this for a little bit of exercise. If you are looking around for the wildlife, you could waste about an hour in the area. That would be an hour of exploration with frequent stops. Wildlife is hidden under the brush, in the sand, or behind the thickets. Most people walk along the path and never notice the underbelly of the reserve. Certainly, the area has a lot of outside noises and isn't like the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where you can

San Diego's Fiesta Bay and Island

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Fiesta Bay contains a number of parks and other recreational activities for families.   The island has large beaches and places to put a bonfire. Boating, walking, biking, swimming, Frisbee, volleyball and lots of other activities are occurring there every day.   If you are seeking a place to relax and enjoy the sun this may be one you want to include on your list.  Parks Department View Larger Map