LIGHTHOUSES
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 wreck.

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 wind blows.

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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PHOTO 9a
Ocracoke Lighthouse


PHOTO 9b
Point Iriquois Lighthouse


PHOTO 9c
Whitefish Point Lighthouse

PHOTO 9d
Battery Point Lighthouse


PHOTO 9e
Coquille River Lighthouse-1


PHOTO 9f
Coquille River Lighthouse-2

PHOTO 9g
Heceta Head Light - 1


PHOTO 9h
Heceta Head Light - 2


PHOTO 9i
North Head Lighthouse


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