Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA

July 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Point Reyes is one of the windiest and foggiest places on the Pacific Coast. Huge blankets of fog roll over the area, especially during the summer which drastically reduces visibility. Combine the fog with the cliffs jutting far out into the ocean with jagged rocks lying just beneath the surface of the churning water and that spells danger for any passing ships.  So the Point Reyes Lighthouse was built in 1870 to warn seafarers of the dangers.  It was retired from service in 1975 and replaced by automated lights.  Today the lighthouse is a historic monument and a museum. It is 308 steps down to the lighthouse but worth the trip to stand on this forsaken point, to hear the powerful waves crashing all around you and to imagine the lonely life of a lighthouse keeper.  To see my favorite photos of California, please see the California section of my portfolio on my website, wavetailart.com 

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