Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 Lighthouses

A couple of weeks ago, we drove down to Pigeon Pt Lighthouse on Highway 1. It is the tallest lighthouse on the California coast and like all lighthouses, offered a picturesque sight against the clear skies. After the stop at the lighthouse we stopped at a nearby beach. It had a small creek flowing from the sea across the beach and that was perfect for the kids to wade in and play. A thick fog played spoilsport to our plans to watch the sunset and so we had dinner at a diner across the beach and then headed home.

Last weekend, we went to Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. Since we were forced to leave rather late, we managed to visit only the lighthouse and so it felt like we were in the car most of the time. But the lighthouse itself was a nice spot. Precariously perched on a rock outcrop right at the edge of the sea, it offered a nice view with the sparkling blue sea serving as the backdrop. We had to walk down about 300 steps to actually reach the lighthouse and spent a bit of time walking around it. By then, it was time to head back.

Some photos from both the places can be seen here.


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