Old Mission Dam Revisited

After a week of 12-14 hour days poring over spreadsheets, building PowerPoint presentations, and going through innumerable “What If” drills, the poor little monkey had had enough!  So, after a Saturday afternoon nap while waiting for the sun to move closer to the horizon, Kongo grabbed his camera, slapped on the 70-200 lens, and headed for one of his favorite spots close to home:  The Old Mission Dam in Mission Trails Park. Advertisements

Monkey On A Dam Mission

Today Kongo visits the Old Mission Dam in San Diego.  Embarrassingly, Kongo has lived within a few miles of this interesting site for many, many years and this was his first visit.  The dam was built on the San Diego river by mission padres and indians in 1813 to provide a regular water supply to Mission San Diego de Alcalá located five miles away.  It was the first major irrigation project on the Pacific Coast.

Bottoms Up!

Kongo went for a hike today in the Mission Trails Park.  Spring is just starting to begin in San Diego and many of the plants are starting to open up.  The Mission Trails Park is a great place because it has all native habitat.  The ducks are in the San Diego River near its headwaters in Mission Trails Park.  Besides the ducks Kongo spotted several hawks, a falcon, and even a bobcat.  None of these predators stuck around long enough for Kongo to get a good picture but they were fun to watch.