Point Reyes Lighthouse

On a recent trip to one of my favorite places along the California coast, we ventured out to the lighthouse at the tip of a long jetty that darts far out into the Pacific Ocean. During the grey whale migration (Feb-April) you might be lucky enough to spot the world’s largest mammal. On this occasion it was immersed in a globe of dense fog giving it an eerie charm I had only read about, including the fog horn cutting through low-lying clouds. There was a park ranger/docent that tells the tale of the lighthouse and it’s keepers. The longest lighthouse keeper stayed there for 35 years. I like to imagine what a day in the life of a lighthouse keeper had been like. I must visit more of these special structures of olden days full of mystery and charm.

ca. 1871 after it was first completed.

view of the Pacific.



About Soup and the Clouds

I treasure the small adventures in life. Such as, listening to records, making jam from farmer's market produce, seeing new sites, eating the best tomato I've ever had, reading a good book, watching a film, appreciating a good font, going for a long bike ride or walking down a street I've never walked on before. The list goes on.

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