These before and after images are not current, live images are here.
We couldn't do it without them. The salt deposits
degrade the image, and the amazing crew shows up every few days to clean the glass on
all three cameras. The salt spray immediately
sets to work to cover things up again.
The crew consists of
the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 87; among other things, they pay a
lot of attention to lenses, being responsible for cleaning the Pt. Arena
lens, cleaning and maintaining the Pt. Cabrillo lens, and, of course, the
The native plants on this little
peninsula have adapted to conditions imposed on them by the
atmosphere and the rocky soil. Lighthouse keepers have tried mightily to
grow vegetables here, but most attempts were doomed.
But you should come visit! There's a
lighthouse to explore, a museum and curiosity shop,
you can get
married here, maybe in that little gazebo in the picture above, it's
on the edge of a cliff and just above the breakers. It has a very
see the movie trailer.
even rent the former lighthouse keepers' cottages for a day or for a
week. It's a great place to have a small retreat or
to just plain decompress. It's easy to get to, on a nice road only a mile or so
off Highway 1 along the rugged Mendocino coast. There are
spectacular vistas, whale watching, cliffs that rise out of the ocean, lots of sea
life, pelicans, cormorants, much more; you really need to experience it for yourself.
information to get you started.