MONTARA LIGHTHOUSE TO PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE 53 KMS 14.11.2016
My tryst with lighthouses continued as I rode towards Pigeon Point lighthouse on a chilly sunny morning from Montara but after some time, it became foggy and rainy, to a point where the visibility was quite low. It turned colder as I cycled along the coastal road, bordered by cedar and willow trees. The coastline was carpeted by the Ice Plant also called the Carpobrotus which has flowers of many colours. On the way to Pigeon Point Lighthouse I took a 16 km detour to Pescadero a small town to the left of the highway.. In the mist the landscape was surreal with water bodies and trees shrouded in white.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Hi Hostels has made a lovely hostel in the earlier living quarters, and here I made a very good friend – Sean Doyle. The next morning, the fog had lifted and I was able to tak e some lovely pictures.