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.