Thursday afternoon, after driving through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park again, I thought I’d check out this lighthouse which is just north of Crescent City:
Trust me, it’s out there folks. This lighthouse was built 6 miles out in the ocean (and right now I doubt if I can see a half mile).
Here is the view looking south:
And looking north:
And it was the craziest thing…. as I stood there looking out at the rock formation I could barely see ahead of me (first photo) I thought I could hear music! I listened for a while and thought maybe someone was out there in a boat with a boombox cranked up, but after a few minutes I think I figured it out.
It was “seal music”.
Now I’m not talking about Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, born February 19, 1963. I’m talking about what had to have been a huge group of seals barking. I asked a young lady who was parking in a car nearby and she confirmed it. And when I got home I was telling my Airbnb hostess and she said that if the conditions are right they can sometimes hear them when they are out in their yard (they live about a mile inland), and they can also hear the waves crashing if the surf if really powerful.
I drove further out to the point itself and walked a little ways north to watch and listen to just the ocean for a while: