The Coast on Wednesday – Post 2 of 4

When I got to Route 1 on Wednesday morning I drove as far south at the Point Arena lighthouse, south of Manchester. I took this photo of the coastal fog along the two mile access road to the lighthouse off of Route 1. At this point I wasn’t terribly optimistic…

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When I parked outside the gate I could see the top of the lighthouse, but by the time I got out of the car and walked to the closest point I had gotten to on Tuesday night this was all I could see:

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Today there were some seals napping on the rock below where I was standing.

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Today the lighthouse was open so I could get closer to it. This was as far back as I could get while facing the entry door at the bottom and I could barely get the whole thing in the picture.

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The original lighthouse was destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1906.  This replacement was completed two years later.

This was taken inside the gift shop. One step further and I would have had to pay $ 7.50 as I would then be in the museum but I just froze in place and got this shot, presumably of the lens used in the lighthouse (or one like it).

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Back outside it was still windy, though not as bad as Tuesday. I think the very stiff wind on Tuesday was actually my friend as it evidently cleared the coastal fog away and it was crystal clear everywhere I was all day long.

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