Visiting a lighthouse

Strolled along the California coast and visited a lighthouse!

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Took these shots of the boats with my new telephoto lens! 😀

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Pigeons sitting on the rocks

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It’s not usually open…

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I call this one “Paradise through bars” 🙂

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Now we’re inside

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Examples of sailors’ knots, at a small museum nearby

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And then we climbed to the top of the lighthouse…about 80 steps like these.IMG_0310

This is from the top of the lighthouse.

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Seals hanging out on their own private island 😉

Back outside

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And then came a special bonus: WHALES!! This was the closest our family had ever seen them! The puffs are the whale blowing through its blowhole, and the little dark things are glimpses of the whale itself. 8)

“Thar she blows!”

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The boat on the right came up closer to watch 🙂

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This is kind of my “prize” shot of the day…

I call it “A Tail of A Whale”!

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And the lighthouse at night

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Stars. SO BEAUTIFUL

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Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

~ John 8:12 ~

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