On the 4th of July, Tracy and I headed out to the second foggiest spot on the North American continent, the Point Reyes Lighthouse. We were pretty shocked when we reached it (located about 90 minutes north of San Francisco and 90 minutes from our starting point...Bodega Bay), because the sun was shining brightly with just wisps of fog.
If you go, get in shape, because you walk 308 steps down to the lighthouse, which means you have a calorie-reducing climb back up. Here is my report (with photos, of course)
This is a very nice report, Tom. It would be an interesting place to visit if I'm ever back in that part of California. I think I'd want to reserve my photo-taking time for the walk back up so I could make frequent stops along the way.
"I think I'd want to reserve my photo-taking time for the walk back up so I could make frequent stops along the way."
A wise decision. It's kind of an out-of-the way trek to visit, but if you go, there is a Czech restaurant in a little town called Inverness (about 10-15 drive from the lighthouse) that serves some delicious Czech beer. It makes that climb even more worthwhile.
Very interesting report, Tom, and the photos are spectacular. It leads me to reflect on why we want to visit such places now when in the old days we would have been considered insane to be drawn to such isolated and potentially dangerous sites. Since I don't imagine that the pay was great, it was probably considered to be punishment to be posted to such a lighthouse.
I bet the people who visit the area when it is completely shrouded in fog think things like "what's the big deal?" and I can almost hear the spousal discussions in my head ("I'm never going to let you talk me into one of these hare-brained trips again!").