Here is another crop of lighthouses from some of our various trips/travels.
Ocracoke (9a) is on an island in the Outer Banks. You take a ferry to get
there. It is actually now a private dwelling.
9b-c are both from Michigan. Ever heard of the song "Wreck of the Edmund
Fitzgerald?" The boat was trying to make Whitefish Point and get out of
the storm. There is a very interesting display in the museum about the
9d-h are all from our most recent Northwest trip back in the spring.
Battery Point is in Crescent City, CA and was just exactly that pink! Must
be iceplant. It is occupied, but more important is the fact that the path
to the light is underwater during high tide. If you are there when the
tide comes in, you must just stay or find a boat. Wouldn't want to get
caught out there! The Coquille River Light is in Bandon. Always an
interesting subject and painted within the last couple of years. Heceta
Head Light sits on its point and is just beautiful. There is actually a
trail that runs up behind it along which we found lots of wild iris!
Finally, North Head Light is in Washington State, way up the coast road.
It's keepers' houses are now used to rent out for vacation spots in the summer
and are closed in the off season. There is a LOT of wind on this point and
the trees on the hill are evidence of this. They grow the direction the
Lighthouses continue to be prime destinations on our travels. We are
always interested in photographing lighthouses but also love to explore the
history of the structures.
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