San Diego marked the starting point for our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway heading north to San Francisco. Little did I know how many pictures I would take along this journey over the course of eight days. We drove to Point Loma and visited the Cabrillo Formation.
The Cabrillo Formation is composed mainly of sandstones and conglomerates, and is approximately 70 million years old. Fossils from this formation are not well known and consist of remains of marine invertebrates and vertebrates. The Cabrillo Formation crops out along the eastern and southwestern sides of the Point Loma peninsula in both sea cliff exposures and road cuts. It is also exposed on the western, northern, and eastern flanks of Mount Soledad.
Photo captured August 15, 2012.
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