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Apr 262017
 

When traveling along an ocean you’re never too far away from an old lighthouse.  At one point I’m sure they were quite useful and necessary.  These day, I wonder if they’re used at all.  I mean don’t all ships have gps by now?  I don’t really know, but I do know I’m glad they’re still around.  They add a certain charm and elegance to the scene.  They bring a sense of place and history.  I’m attracted to that kind of thing.  Whenever I’m on a coastal jaunt I always seek them out.  This one’s in central Oregon.

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Aug 092014
 

It was a rather gloomy evening.  In a trip down the west coast, I stopped here in sleepy Crescent City in order to be in the redwoods during the light the next day.  I wanted to get out and roam around the town, but it was just so foggy and cold.  Mid summer too.  So, I went out to a waterfront park and spied this remote looking peninsula and its funky lighthouse structure.  I don’t even know if a wayward ship could even have spotted it and its warning.  No matter, for this landlubber at least, it makes for a great photo subject.

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Jun 282014
 

One year I had a goal of going somewhere, anywhere, at least once a month.  A difficult task but I think I got away 10 of the 12 months.  On this particular month I decided to take a day trip up north on the California coastal highway.  A beautiful winding road up the coastline, highway 1 is a must if you’ve never done it.  North of San Francisco is wild and scenic all the way up until it runs into highway 101 and the redwoods.  But here, at Pt. Arena, is a lighthouse, one of a handful on the entire coastline.  It sits atop some rugged cliffs, warning the ships of yesteryear of the presence of the hazards.  A beautiful place, a beautiful drive.

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Jul 132012
 

The Oregon coast is one of those iconic drives/areas that I’ve had the good fortune of meandering along a number of times.  Whether it’s camping, swimming, playing, golfing or just driving along it has never been boring.  Now, mind you, you can’t be in a hurry, just wanting to get somewhere.  I-5 is for that.  So, I took the plunge again last summer and drove most of its length from north to south.  Offering a number of lighthouses, Heceta Head is my favorite.

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