Point Pinos Lighthouse
I've always been fascinated by lighthouses, so I made plans to visit the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. It's in Monterey County and is just north of the famed Pebble Beach golf resort and 17 Mile Drive.
The lighthouse is open to the public Thursday through Monday from 1pm to 4pm. I had driven by many times before, but this was the first time I planned ahead of time to get there when they were open for visitors.
Point Pinos is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. It was first lit in 1885, and the Coast Guard still uses it as a navigation aid to alert passing ships to the rugged, rocky coastline.
As you can see, it was a picture perfect November day, when I was at the lighthouse.