We are in San Diego for another day. Do you remember our mix up with night light tour from the previous day with Old Town Trolleys well we were fortunate to receive a refund for it.
Waking up this morning we noticed another Dam ship was docked in San Diego. It was the Koningsdam with a maximum passenger capacity of 2,600 while our ship has a maximum capacity of 684 passengers. This ship was massive compared to ours.
A brief history lesson now. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition that explored what is now the West Coast of the United States departed from theport of Navidad Mexico on June 27,1542. Three months later he arrived at "a very good enclosed port", which is known today as San Diego Bay.
Sunday allowed Janice and I to take the ferry to Coronado Island. Situated just across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is consistently voted best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado.
Coronado's coastline offers wide sandy beaches with sparkling sand, courtesy of the mineral Mica, that draw visitors from around the world. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining with spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charmed small town has been dubbed "The Crown City," as Coronado means "the crowned one" in Spanish.
Using the walkway we travelled towards Hotel del Coronado for lunch before exploring the downtown and then taking an Uber back to the ferry for our trip across the harbour.
With three hours remaining before the ship sailed we were in search for more Oregon wine which we found at Total Wines a short five mile trip with Uber. Purchasing the wine we returned to the ship.