Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

On our drive to the Silver Strand State Park three miles south of Coronado we stopped for lunch at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. We enjoyed our first views of water and sea birds. Our camping site at Silver Strand faced the ocean. A high sand berm protected us from blowing sand but limited views except from inside the high profile Via. With help from car driving friends we visited Coronado. The Hotel Del Coronado has a large skating rink with skaters learning how to stand up. The Coronado Ferry Landing and its waterfront marketplace looked out at the beautiful San Diego cityscape. A plaque described how this island was the birthplace of naval aviation in 1911 as a result of the efforts of Glenn Hammond Curtis. A sunset afterglow highlighted the Loews Coronado Bay Resort located across the highway from our campground. Unfortunately, the good weather did not last. Rain and wind greeted us on one of our days. Without thinking about the consequences of raising the bathroom vent, the wind instantly captured it, tore it from the roof, and deposited three plastic fragments on the ground. As a temporary fix, we taped plastic bags over the hole. Most of the water making its way into the coach drops into the toilet. The San Diego area experiences microclimates. Thus, while it might be raining in one location, another nearby spot might remain dry. For Christmas we plan to move farther north along the coast.

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