Pigeon Point Light House, California

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Save the Lighthouse Campaign Sign
Built in 1872, still active though in need of repair and closed to the Public, Pigeon Point Light House--Historic State Park---Hostel.

This lighthouse is 50 miles south of San Francisco, between Half Moom Bay and Santa Cruz on The Beach Road. A rugid 115 feet tall lighthouse. Rooms-hostels- $20.00 a night. This was one of the tallest lighthouses in America, a good place for whale watching, hiking and relaxing. Care to help the preservation effort...there's a campaign to Save the Light.


Pigeon Point Lighthouse
coastal flowers
walkway to lighthouse
lighthouse
seashoreYou can see in all these pictures how cloudy, cool and gray it was while we were on vacation. Surely no need for sun screen, but I hadn't expected to need a hooded sweatshirt and a coat while in sunny California.

As you drive up the coast, don't pass up opportunities for a bathroom stop, they are few and far between. Take food and water with you, so you can stop along the way and picnic. There are many turn outs that make that possible. Don't count on finding a fast food place to zip in and zip out.

Leave your sandals at home! Or at least in the car and wear tennis shoes and socks, makes for moving around easier.

Comments

  1. Hey Sandy,
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful adventures with all of us. I still would like to make it out to California and I believe we will get there sooner than later. Until then I will continue to enjoy your experiences. I posted a comment on my blog to your wonderful comment. Have a blessed day and be safe in your travels. If you ever head to SW Georgia let us know and you will have a place to stay if needed.

    Friends 4 Life!

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  2. What a beautiful place! I am so sorry to hear about your Mom :( I added you to the blogroll at the new From Huskies to Husbands so that I can come visit you more often :)

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  3. Hey, Sandy. I don't know why you couldn't see my comment link on the Meet and Greet. That's weird. It's right at the bottom of the post (maybe you were on my home page and not at the Meet and Greet?)

    I'll have to e-mail you about my move from Blogger; it's not a pretty story.

    As for Arches, it was phenomenal. Just... amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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  4. Good advice about the tennis shoes...and what a terrific post...makes me want to go!

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  5. We enjoy visiting lighthouses because to me they just hold so many stories and mystery sometimes. And those are certainly great tips when visiting the area and it holds true for most days along our coast here in Oregon too! As for the traveling down the coast from north to south - it allows for the passenger to be on the ocean side to see all the beautiful views!

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  6. I hope they can save the lighthouse - it is sad to watch these relics crumble.

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  7. What a lovely scene from the top of the lighthouse. I wish I were there too!

    I've never been to a lighthouse before but I think they should be well-preserved.

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  8. I am so envious. A lighthouse hostel is exactly what I would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for the info!....and letting me know about your newest blog site.

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  9. The trip looks very enjoyable I love lighthouses and think the kids would too. Beautiful pics, I feel like I was there with you. Thanks for taking me along.

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  10. Fantastic photography and fantastic place.

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  11. Great Pics! Thanks for the post... also, wanted to grab your badge button, but the HTML for it isn't showing, can you email it to me so I can add you to my page of Other People's Badges? Thanks!

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  12. hey i grew up in santa cruz and had a boyfriend whose brother lived in that lighthouse i think....wow! small wonderful world.

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  13. Oh so pretty! I have just fallen in love with lighthouses. Their inner beauty is so awesome! Thanks for sharing...maybe one day I will get out that way! :) Hugs! Beth

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  14. Oh, I missed this one when we went on a road trip last year:( I think it's a nice place to check out^-^ thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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  15. Wow, it's beautiful! $20 to boot! :)

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  16. Beautiful light house!

    To answer your question on my other blog (ajedismusings) I created the links for the top EC droppers by going to my listing of top droppers on my EC page, opening each of the links, copying their avatar/image, then uploading them into blogger, formatting them to the style I wanted, and highlighting them one by one to add the links. Hope that helps!

    ~Ruthie~

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  17. Nice place! With all the lighthouses on the Great Lakes, I'm paying more attention to them, even though I'm not just nuts about them like some people who know them all by heart, collect miniatures, etc.

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  18. How Beautiful Thanks for the pics :D. If I every get out back West I'll Have to go there :D

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  19. Looks cold there, but sounds fun anyway
    Ern

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  20. I see!

    Looks like today feels...chilly!

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  21. This place looks awesome, $20 a night? I gotta check it out.

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  22. Interesting! Nice photos....:)

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  23. Wow, this is reminiscent of me and my husband's trip along the California Coast many years ago. We too were impressed with the Muir Woods, so close to San Fran.

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  24. Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

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