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. Continue reading “Old Mission Dam Revisited”

Waiting for Egrets

IMG_1945This idyllic little stretch of water just above the Old Mission Dam in San Diego is a perfect place for Snowy Egrets.  Kongo has seen many of them here and they rank way up there in the monkey’s list of favorite birds.  The only thing missing is the bird.  Kongo made a trip to this spot near his house in the late afternoon to catch the light and find an Egret.  Or a Great Heron which he’s also spotted here before.  Not today.  He waited until the parking lot gate was about to close and packed it in.  Cocktail hour was calling.  He did see other things and had pleasant time.  Read on to learn about it. Continue reading “Waiting for Egrets”

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. Continue reading “Monkey On A Dam Mission”