|Most years, we take time after the hike to walk down to the beach, just south of the Reserve. But this year, storm winds and king tides made the beach not just wet, but even dangerous. We also feared that our other planned destination, Pacifica Pier, would be closed due to the storm. So we wandered up the road a few miles to Pigeon Point Lighthouse. From there, we could safely look down on the huge waves and watch them crash into the shoreline. We caught a little of the history of the lighthouse, and saw the old lamp and lenses. It was a worthy replacement activity for the afternoon.
The gray skies finally relented to raindrops on our way home, but we’d already seen so much, and we counted the day a success. We’re grateful for so many chaperones who showed up to drive our kids, for those who support us financially so we can get so many tickets, and for students brave enough to get out of the house on a gray, rainy day.
And unlike recent years, we don’t have to wonder if there will be snow in the mountains next month! Enjoy the photos and the video, and we’ll see you again soon.