Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pigeon Point Bluffs - Outdoor Wednesday 7/29/09

During the 1800s, as ship traffic increased along California shores, the area was known to mariners as exceptionally hazardous.
Many vessels fell victim to Pigeon Point's treacherous shoreline.
The construction of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse 50 miles south of San Francisco was the result of multiple fatal incidents, especially the sinking of Coya and Hellespont in the 1860s.


Living in the Central Valley, we are blessed to be able to travel an hour or so and see the great Pacific Ocean. So, for my birthday weekend, I had a yearning to see the ocean and visit one of our California Missions. We traveled down Highway 17 to Santa Cruz on Saturday, visited my little brother and enjoyed his belated 50Th birthday party that evening. The next morning we visited the Mission and attended Mass at the Holy Cross Church. We then traveled up the coast. Pigeon Point is just one of the many beautiful sites. We stopped in Davenport for some bakery goods and then to Pescadero and for lunch at Duarte's Tavern.

The weather was perfect and it was a great weekend.

It's Outdoor Wednesday hosted by the wonderful Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer. Please visit her blog to see other Outdoor Wednesday participants.

Happy Wednesday!

Mumzie

14 comments:

susan said...

I enjoyed the history lesson and the photos! The Titanic theme was icing on the cake!

Maya said...

Ah, the Pacific, indeed magnificent..., and I hope to visit again one day. For me it's the Atlantic!

ellen b said...

Love this post! The central coast of California is so pretty. We want to go back and explore a little more and go farther north. Your photos are beautiful...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing and the history.

Lisa Shatzer said...

Lovely photos, I just love lighthouses!

Terry said...

How nice to live so close to the ocean. I visited the Pacific Ocean for the first time in March of this year. So beautiful.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mumzie, the Pacific is so beautiful and strong. I can smell the sea air, and feel the wind on my face. The lighthouse is absolutely beautiful. These are great photos you have captured the charm of that lighthouse, and it is truly postcard perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Country Hugs, Sherry

Blue Creek Home said...

Incredible pictures. We lived in the SF area for 4 years in the 80's. It is just beautiful there.
I am delighted that you visited. I'm following you!
Rhonda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful pics. Happy birthday!

Christi

Regina said...

Fantastic. Thanks for the info.
I love lighthouses.

Crystal said...

Oh how great to live on the West Coast and be able to enjoy all that beauty. Your pictures are just beautiful and make me feel that ocean breeze.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.
Crystal

Light and Voices said...

Lovely lighthouse photo! Your cyber tour of Pigeon Point was very interesting. ta ta for now.
Joyce M

Mary said...

What a lovely post. Your photos of the light house are great. Have a great day.

Singnals3 said...

Very nice area of the light house....



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