Pigeon Point LightHouse
Over the summer, we lugged our kids to head up north. It was our intent to head to San Francisco but we did not quite make it that far (happily). Instead, one of my best friends who live in the area took us to a lovely road trip that included a stop at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. As Lizzy Bennet said at her first sight of what might have been her home (lucky for her he was a persistent man and proposed twice) “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a place so happily situated.” And it is a happily situated lighthouse.
“Pigeon Point Light Station” by Dawn Endico -Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Heading down the Pacific Coast highway, you get a panoramic view of the ocean just a few feet away. As the road winds up, the Lighthouse rises up to the view. Even the cold did not dispel my kids’ enthusiasm (it dampened mine just a bit). Only a few feet from the Lighthouse is a hostel. Perhaps when my kids are older I can be brave enough to stay here but for now, we were content to just look at the view.
There is always something about lighthouses that evoke a sense of romance, and definitely of a time gone by. I used to hike up Diamond Head just to sit for hours and watch the view that included the Diamond Head Lighthouse. And with such a view how could anyone resist?