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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Lighthouse

On Sat. the SBA and I volunteered at the lighthouse. We do this once a month from April to Oct. This is about 45 minutes from our house. We had about 90 guests. You are there to give a brief history of the lighthouse and answer any questions folks might have. It's quite a fun thing to do and we love being out at the beach!

This is our newly restored lighthouse. It has been carefully restored to the period of the 1930's.

This is the original watch office built in 1879.

This part is called the fog room and was added in 1900 to accommodate large brass fog horns.

Looking East to the Cascade Mountains across Puget Sound.

There is still snow in the mountains. That means we will not have a water shortage this summer.

Looking North to Whidbey Island.

This was a big treat!!!! This huge sea lion was cruising up and down the shoreline.

I looked out the window and there was Mount Rainier!

Today we went to Tacoma and here is another view of the mountain. Tacoma seems so small compared to the beautiful mountain.
I hope it has been a great week-end for all of you and thank you so much for taking a look!

7 comments:

  1. What a charming light house - and the vistas! You can't be the Pacific NW for scenery!

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  2. Amazing views from the lighthouse. It must be so fun learning the history of it.

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  3. I love lighthouses, and what beautiful scenery! Must be a lot of fun to volunteer there. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing your pictures! I have some things I would like to see when I visit Washington again and the lighthouse is one of them. I grew up in Washington and I swear that mountain looks bigger every time I see it!

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  5. Hi Nancy, I do enjoy your comments. Washington is a very special place and I hope you get to visit soon!

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  6. Lucky to see that sea lion! Looks like it was a beautiful day at Point-No-Point. I'm so proud of you and Dad for donating your time and enthusiasm to the historic lighthouse. Grandfather would be proud, too!

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