California, Part Four

Point Arena Lighthouse, built in 1908.
Point Arena Lighthouse, built in 1908.
145 steps to the top.
145 steps to the top.
Looking southeast along the Sonoma Coast. Point Arena is on the Pacific plate side of the San Andreas fault (ie. the part that will fall into the ocean when the Big One happens).
Looking southeast along the Sonoma Coast. Point Arena is on the Pacific plate side of the San Andreas fault (ie. the part that will fall into the ocean when the Big One happens).
Wind and big green waves.
Wind and big green waves.
Beach tapestry...I never tire of looking down while walking as long as I occasionally look up.
Beach tapestry…I never tire of looking down while walking as long as I occasionally look up.

Also: green hills and oaks, vineyards; redwood trees and rain; the most twisting roads I have ever driven on; breathtaking views of ragged coastline and crashing Pacific waves; hearing wind and rain and ocean while snuggled into a warm comfortable bed; harbor seals and sea birds…

8 thoughts on “California, Part Four

  1. I love the spiral stair shot! Your CA sojourn must be coming to an end pretty soon. No winter here in Cle Elum so far. Feels like spring. Saw a pair of bluebirds this morning out the west windows.

    1. Lighthouses are equivalent to fire lookouts for stairs and territorial views. Yep, I’ll head north on Valentine’s day. Feels like spring here too. Those are some early bluebirds…

    1. I’m a mountain and forest person at heart, although I need my ocean pilgrimages. Never fear, I’m looking forward to getting back to the PNW!

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