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Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

HFF friends!
Just got back from California. We went across the country by train.
So incredible!
This is Pigeon Point Lighthouse on Route #1, Pescadero, California.
Here is some information from the State Park site:

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park:

Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872. The lens stands 16 feet tall, 6 feet in diameter, and weighs 2,000 pounds. Now on display in the fog signal building, it sat in a lantern room constructed at the Lighthouse Service's general depot in New York before being shipped around the Horn. Although the original Fresnel lens is no longer in use, the lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation using an automated LED beacon.
The coastal areas surrounding Pigeon Point Light Station are rich with life. Marine mammals, such as seals and whales, can be seen regularly from shore as they pass by beyond the surf. The intertidal zone along this part of the coast, particularly in the rocky reefs that flank the light station, contains a diverse and numerous variety of plant and animal life.
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18 comments

Xata said:

Same coastal vegetation as here in Portugal, HFF Deborah
2 months ago

Deborah Lundbech replied to Xata:

Yes, it's referred to as a "Mediterranean" climate" in this part of California - very different from Vermont! Roses blooming everywhere, giant lavender and rosemary plants and beautiful sunny days with endless blue skies. Another thing I love is that in every month (except October, when the wind changes) not matter how warm the day, the night s are cool. Perfect!
Thanks Xata!
2 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

HFF, Deborah. Have a lovely weekend!
2 months ago ( translate )

Deborah Lundbech replied to Stephan Fey:

Thank you, Stephan, returned!
2 months ago

Christa1004 said:

By train from Vermont to California? Wow, that must have been a long (and exciting) trip, I guess more than 5000 km? HFF Deborah.
2 months ago

Deborah Lundbech replied to Christa1004:

We went Vermont to New York City, then NYC to Chicago, then Chicago to Emeryville, CA. The total train miles: 3,057, so about 4,920 km.
Those wester states are SO huge!
2 months ago

Makrofan said:

HFF und ein schönes Wochenende!
2 months ago ( translate )

Deborah Lundbech replied to Makrofan:

Thanks, Markrofan!
Happy weekend.
2 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Superb capture from a wonderful point of view, Deborah,
HFF and a good weekend
2 months ago

Deborah Lundbech replied to Roger (Grisly):

Thank you, Roger! My only disappointment with this is that I had changed the aspect ration to 16:9 for the train ride of wide landscapes (I hardly ever use this) and it seems to make the photo particularly narrow since I shot it vertically, as I often do with a "regular" aspect.
And changing the aspect to post it is not the shot I planned.
A fairly minor annoyance in the scheme of things. : )
Enjoy your weekend!
2 months ago

Don Sutherland said:

Wonderful lighthouse photo.
2 months ago

Deborah Lundbech replied to Don Sutherland:

Thank you, Don. It's a stunning place!
2 months ago

David Slater (Spodde… said:

A nice memory of the trip Deborah. HFF and happy weekend.
2 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Excellent lighthouse capture! HFF!
2 months ago ( translate )

Dimas Sequeira said:

Outstanding lighthouse! HFF, Deborah!
2 months ago