The Lighthouse still stands tall though it's beaten and battered surface clearly show the signs wear from the salty air of Pacific storms as streaks of rust run down the sloped sides of the once pristine white structure. The white picket fence no longer stands straight and the roofs of the buildings show signs of the high winds that whip off the ocean each season. The majestic Pigeon Point Lighthouse still shines as streams of golden light fall like rain though the broken clouds. With GPS and high tech navigation these lighthouse are from a day when tall marvels of architecture towered gracefully above the coastline to guide ships away from the rocky outcropping along the California coast. There is something graceful and artistic about these structures that brings to mind tall ships sailing the ocean with nothing more the power of the wind, a well trained sailor using a sexton and if lucky the beacon from a distant lighthouse to guide them safely home to port.

© Darvin Atkeson

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