Category Archive: lighthouses

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

Manganese Falls, Estivant Pines Sanctuary, Copper Harbor, and Fort Wilkins State Park

After setting up camp in Fort Wilkins State Park just outside the town of Copper Harbor we took Manganese Road out to Manganese Falls, a forty-ish foot cascade within a gorge. Of course… Continue reading

Keweenaw Peninsula Love: Eagle River Falls, Tempestuous Coast, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, and More

The Keweenaw Peninsula is gorgeous. Like, if they didn’t get an average of 300 inches of snow a year (yes, you’re reading that correctly), I would consider living there someday. The peninsula has… Continue reading