My World 4: Pt. Reyes Lighthouse Part Deux

10 Nov

Last week, I have featured Pt. Reyes Lighthouse and one visitor mentioned about the 300 or so steps up and down the lighthouse that I did not show.  I thought that featuring just jone picture did not suffice.  So, this week, it’s all photos.  All pertinent info on this lighthouse has been given last week.


There is very little parking spot provided, so most people just park on the narrow street and the walk alone before you reach the lighthouse, not counting on the 300 step descent, is kinda workout for some people.  Especially since this place is always breezy with cold winds slapping your whole body.


We begin to descend.  Little piece of information I have failed to mention the last time, this was taken the day after Thanksgiving, it was rainy day, cloudy at times, and very cold.  It was also a perfect time to take the walk down and up again after all the turkey that was consumed the day before.


The stairs take a bend where the lighthouse is not visible.   On regular intervals, they have this side areas where you one can catch their breath or to take photos.  One can get winded, even those who look young and fit.


We’re almost there.  A few more steps (panting* panting* tongue hanging out*)


Let’s enjoy the scenery and investigate the lighthouse.  Many people take photos of themselves.  I forgot to take photos of me, I was too busy with the sweeping views.


Oh no, now we begin to climb up.  I don’t know if you can see, but the bottom most step is numbered 302.  Yes, this is the most painful part of the visit. 

If you want to see more of other people’s world or to show yours, this is where you want to go.


Posted by on November 10, 2008 in My World, photo meme


48 responses to “My World 4: Pt. Reyes Lighthouse Part Deux

  1. Agring

    November 10, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    These are fantastic shots. love them all.

  2. auringonkukka

    November 10, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    have a nice week!

  3. SaraG

    November 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    WOW, amazing. That is a bunch of steps, but the beauty you see on the way and once there is just great! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Take care

  4. Panaderos

    November 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to visit Point Reyes even though I’ve heard a lot about it from friends. I hope to visit someday. Thanks for the great pictures!

  5. Carver

    November 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    This is a beautiful sequence of photographs of the lighthouse. What a wonderful place to visit.

  6. Louise Cannon

    November 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful! I like it just as well knowing how many steps it takes to get to it!

  7. Your EG Tour Guide

    November 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Hmmm. More than 300 steps? 😉 I think I still want to visit. 😉

  8. Arija

    November 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    A great place, all very nice when you are young, fit and healthy. None of those fit me any more, you’d have to drag me up in a crane even if I got down there. Nice views and good of you to show those of us who could not manage those 300 steps.

  9. Mojo

    November 10, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Looks like that light could stand up to some very heavy weather. It’s very different form what I’m used to seeing as lighthouses go, but you’ve given a great tour here.

    In my part of the world, the steps are inside the lighthouse. We don’t have the elevation above seas level that you seem to have here, so in order to get the light above the visible horizon, the lighthouses themselves are built very tall. The Cape Hatteras light is one of the more extreme examples, and if memory serves it has roughly the same number of steps, but in a spiral staircase inside the tower itself. It’s not just a long climb, it’ll make you dizzy at the same time! (Especially if you look down while you’re climbing.) My plan for the near future is to essay the seven lighthouses of the NC coast. I’ve been meaning to do it for years and just never managed to get around to it.

  10. Dina in Jerusalem

    November 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Judging from my out of breath feeling, you just gave a very convincing tour!

  11. babooshka

    November 10, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Me and my camera would be very happy wandering around here.

  12. G_mirage

    November 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Huwaw!!! Superb photos! Great skies too…SAme thoughts as Babooshka!

  13. Wren

    November 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I love the photos, even if they make me tired just looking at them. Thanks for being our designated climber and sharing this great place with us.

  14. Guy Dauphinais

    November 10, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Fantastic shots of a beautiful location. Thanks for sharing!

    Regina In Pictures

  15. Readerwil

    November 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    What a great and magnificent collection of photos. Thank you so much for sharing them. What a climb you must have done! Thank you for your very comforting words.

  16. Fishing Guy

    November 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    As much as I would like to see the lighthouse, I will see it from the top of the cliff.

  17. 2sweetnsaxy

    November 11, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Dang, no escaltor, huh? 😀 That’s a lot of steps. These are great photos and I’m so glad you shared them. My favorite one though has to be the first. I was enthralled with the broken waves that looked like lace along the edges of the sand. Yeah I know, you’re showing the lighthouse and I’m stuck on the waves. 🙂

  18. Shannon

    November 11, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Beautiful. I just love lighthouses. Is that the curve of the earth I see where the sky meets the water? Not too often you get to see that around here. We have to drive up to Lake Superior to get views like those.

  19. chrissym

    November 11, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Wow! This is amazing. I would love to visit there. Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Geogypsy

    November 11, 2008 at 1:09 am

    What a beautiful place. Haven’t been to Point Reyes in many years.
    Good tour and nice shots from your world.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  21. Awang-Malaysia

    November 11, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Thank You for viewing MyWorld and I’m always around to assist if you happen to be in myworld(Sarawak,Malaysia)to welcome you.
    Your world is my dream place to visit..Beautiful.

  22. Becky

    November 11, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Absolutely breathtaking photos!
    Thanks for sharing them!

  23. Erin

    November 11, 2008 at 1:39 am

    i am still climbing back up…think i am at 168 right now…lol.
    great pictures and thanks for sharing more of point reyes.
    have a wonderful evening.

  24. Yen

    November 11, 2008 at 1:42 am

    I wouldn’t mind to go there! Such interesting place to be! 🙂

  25. jeanne

    November 11, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Wow. I’m not big on heights or steep stairs but that view makes it worthwhile. Amazing shots!

  26. mannanan

    November 11, 2008 at 2:14 am

    I just love lighthouses and these photos are fantastic. There is a similar walk down and up roughly the same number of steps on the isle of Anglesey North Wales to see the South Stack Lighthouse.

  27. KimJ

    November 11, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Great photos…looks very cold & windy up there, BRRRRR! Thanks for taking the walk for us all!!

  28. Brit' Gal Sarah

    November 11, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Stunning pictures and what a stunning spot to visit.

  29. alicesg

    November 11, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Very lovely photo of the light house and the ocean. It must be plesant to visit the light house but the climbing of 302 steps is scary. Wish the lighthouse comes with a lift …lol

  30. Carletta

    November 11, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Gorgeous even on a cold overcast day!

  31. Jennifer

    November 11, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Great photos, I love the colours. The 4th one looks like a handcoloured daguerreotype, lovely.

  32. Luiz Ramos

    November 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Great report,photos and view. A beautiful seaside World.

  33. TCKK

    November 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I love lighthouses! I’ve always thought it would be so cool to live in a lighthouse. Thank you for showing these beautiful photos of the ocean and the lighthouse.

  34. Donald Kinney

    November 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Very cool… Great shots — I got winded just looking at them…
    I live not far away from Point Reyes, but have never taken the stairs all the way down… Way too much work…

  35. JC

    November 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    What a great tour! Thanks for saving us some steps 😉

  36. Antigoni

    November 11, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I love lighthouses. When we were to Florida I visited many of them. And here i do exactly the same.

  37. Laura

    November 11, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    What a beautiful place I do not believe my knees could take it!
    Happy Veterans Day!

  38. Pernille

    November 11, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Wonderful photos from your corner of the world! I love the lighthouse. Looks like a wonderful place to visite:) See you next week:)

  39. dirkjogt

    November 11, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Great set of pics, thanks for sharing this with us

  40. deslilas

    November 11, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Beautiful and tiring spot !

  41. John

    November 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Lovely photos and informative post!

    Thanks for visiting and for sharing.

  42. maria

    November 11, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Hm, such a workout would not be bad! Your photos are stunning! So beautiful! 🙂

  43. Denise

    November 12, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Incredible place to visit, great pictures. Thanks for taking us along with you.

  44. Napaboaniya

    November 12, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Great photos of a wonderful place 🙂 The scenery is breath-taking!! 🙂

  45. Jo

    November 12, 2008 at 5:02 am

    wow! lovely scenery!

    thanks for sharing.

  46. bugsybee

    November 12, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Breathtaking! The view is fantastic so I really wouldn’t mind the stairs. 🙂

  47. bw

    November 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    very nice shots 🙂 The mini-lighthouse is very cute 🙂

  48. Elaine

    December 2, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Love the lighthouse photos. I’m originally Newfoundland, from the Canadian eastcoast – the photos made me a little homesick.


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