Len and I woke to a foggy morning. We were going to head down the road to visit the Redwood National Park south of Crescent City. We opted to hang out and enjoy the change in our weather. We have enjoyed so much sunshine as we have traveled down the coast, that we actually got excited about the foggy morning.
Len and I got out this morning for a four mile walk that took us out to the pier and jetty across from our campsite. We also checked out the Battery Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse is only accessible during low tide. As we were checking the water level to see if we could make the crossing, we met the lighthouse keepers as they were making their way to church. The tide was low for the next two hours. We explored the lighthouse and then made our way back to the rig for the camera. Wouldn't you know it, because of the drizzly morning we didn't have any of the cameras with us.
I grabbed the cameras and drove to the Battery Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse is gorgeous at night when the property is illuminated and just begs to be explored during the day. Just as I was taking the last picture I tripped on a protruding 1 1/2 inch rock on the gravel walkway. Just call me grace! If only it was caught on video. I had Len's camera wrapped around my arm and as I went down, all I could think about was...save the camera. Good news! No damage to the camera, just my pride and a little road rash on my knees and right hand.
As I was heading down the ramp, I met the lighthouse keepers again. They informed me that they are guest keepers for the month. Come to find out, every month a new volunteer keeper gets the privilege of staying at the lighthouse. They give the tours, tides permitting, and man the lighthouse. Len and I would love to get on the waiting list for this job. We would prefer a winter month to get to experience the winter storms. Enjoy the pictures, it was a labor of pain...really I'm okay.