In November 2008 Bill and I went to California. We spent a day in San Francisco and then drove 50 miles south to our target destination, Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Pigeon Point is currently a lightstation, which means the Coast Guard installed an automated spotlight type beacon in the seventies. The original lighthouse keeper's quarters are now part of Hostelling International, and would be our home for 3 days.The purpose of our trip was to view the annual lighting of the fragile original fresnel lens, made of 1008 pieces of hand polished glass. The lighting was magnificent. The picture below is from the Nasa Astronomy Picture of the Day Website.
The Best Meal I Ever Ate is a tie: breakfast and dinner, both at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Both meals were made with local products,shopped for, prepared and enjoyed with Barnacle Bill.