I’m counting down the days until the end of the semester and the beginning of my summer vacation. Unlike other summers, this one is still unplanned. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I haven’t been able to set anything in stone, but the picture is slowly starting to become clearer. I knew all along that I would spend some of it exploring more of California because, hey, even though I’ve been living here for 11 years, there is still so much more to this amazingly beautiful and special state.
Point Reyes is one of those beautiful and special places.
This peninsula, precariously positioned on fault lines, sticks 10 miles out into the Pacific, creating dramatic views like this one of its lighthouse. It is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place in North America. It was an enormous danger for ships on their way to nearby San Francisco. In fact, the flashing light and loud fog signals were not enough to prevent shipwrecks, so a life-saving station was established, and workers walked the beaches in shifts, looking for shipwrecks. Today, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore.
What beautiful lighthouses have you visited? Have you been to Point Reyes?