Sunday, July 20, 2008 – Cape Blanco Lighthouse

  


Cape Blanco lighthouse

Originally uploaded by marymompics

 Today we wended our way up the Oregon coast. We stopped for some coffee in Crescent City, CA on our way to Oregon. Many years ago we spent a vacation in Crescent City. We wanted to see if the place had improved at all. It hasn’t. Most store fronts are vacant and the place has the look of a deserted beach town. If Eureka lacks good weather and accessibility, then Crescent City is inclement and desolate.

We visited the Cape Blance lighthouse in southern Oregon. The town nearby, Port Orford, is the further west of any incorporated town in the contiguous United States. The lighthouse, which is out on a point of land, is subject to extremely high winds. Extremely high. Although the picture looks quite calm, the wind had to be blowing at a steady 35 to 40 mph with gusts higher. Add to that the fact that it was in the 50’s and you’ve got some uncomfortable weather.

So we took the tour and then hurried back and huddled in the car. I think when I was planning this trip I was hoping for something between St. George weather (100+) and winter (here).

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