Category Archive: lighthouses

A Visit to Campobello Island and Tea with Eleanor

Campobello Island, a Canadian island located just off the coast of northern Maine, is a place I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time, both to explore the rocky coastline and to visit… Continue reading

Welcome to the Bold Coast: Boot Head Preserve and West Quoddy Lighthouse

From New Hampshire we headed north to the upper coast of Maine to spend a week hiking, lighthouse-viewing, and sunset-watching. Having gotten a taste of the dramatic cliffs, wild blueberry bushes, crashing waves,… Continue reading

Goodbye, Oregon

My last day and a half on the Oregon coast I spent largely in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Coastlines of jagged, black volcanic rock and rough waters make this area dramatic, and… Continue reading

Hello Again, Oregon

Leaving the Redwoods in search of long stretches of beach I continued north into Oregon, stopping at numerous overlooks as I made my way up the coast. I soon found myself at just… Continue reading

California Coast, Part 2: Big Sur, More California Beaches, Point Arena Lighthouse, and Some Amazing Beer at North Coast Brewing Company

My next couple days traveling up the coast before hitting the Redwoods were definitely more sunny, lightening the sapphire blue water in the coves as I neared Big Sur. The stretch of California… Continue reading

California Coast, Part 1: Solace, Beaches, Elephant Seals, Other Seals, Otters, a Hike, a Lighthouse, and a Stop at 927 Beer Company

The third week of April I left Utah for a 2 week solo trip, starting just north of Morro Bay on the California Coast. I had seen stretches of the Pacific Coast in… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

Thirty Mile Lighthouse and Chimney Bluffs State Park

The gorgeous Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario was one of the most lovely I’ve visited. Built in 1875, the lighthouse reflects Victorian architectural tastes and has many orate touches including cut… Continue reading

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 1: Sunset Cruise Along the Cliffs

At the end of our first full day at Pictured Rocks we boarded one of the cruises that tour the western section of the lakeshore. Hoping to see the evening sun on the… Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain, Big Bay Lighthouse, and More Lake Superior Shoreline

While staying with Tom’s cousin and his wife we had a day in which we went out and did our own exploring. Starting at Sugarloaf Mountain, we climbed the short trail to the… Continue reading