Due to some confusion about when exactly the tide went out, we were unable to take full advantage of the famous tide pools near the Cabrillo National Monument. As it turned out, both low tides were just before the park opened and just before the park closed for the day. Bad luck.
The coast was beautiful, however, and thanks to the clear weather, we could easily see to Mexico.
(click on the photo for the larger version via Flickr)
Unfortunately, the place was absolutely crawling with people so without the tide pools to occupy us, we bade the park a fond farewell.