Category Archive: lighthouses

Manitoulin Island: Clear Water, Lighthouses, Ancient Seabeds, Breweries, and a Waterfall

We had a day and a half to explore Manitoulin Island. As the largest freshwater island in the world we didn’t exactly do it the justice it deserved, but we ended up feeling… Continue reading

Afternoon Walk Around Tar Vat Bay and the East Killarney Lighthouse

After we’d done our morning hike of The Crack I dropped Tom off at the campsite and headed a few miles to Tar Vat Bay located on the eastern side of the peninsula.… Continue reading

Twin Points and Lighthouse Point Trails, Killbear Provincial Park

On our full day in Parry Sound Ontario we had a continuation of the weather we’d been having since our arrival – cloudy as hell with a threat of rain. Nonetheless we set… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 2: Lighthouse Day

Our mission for our second and last day with Nick and Emanuelle was a survey of some of the iconic lighthouses and quaint fishing villages that dot the coast. Ideally I would have… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 1: Acadia National Park

Our last few days in Maine were spent with Tom’s son Nick who came up for the weekend from New York with his friend Emanuelle. We initially met up for a late night… Continue reading

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