Beacons of Fire: Point Vicente Lighthouse

For all the posts in the Beacons of Fire Series, go here.

Prologue: I love Nora Roberts books, well her books mostly those that she wrote prior to 2009. One of her book is the 1985 romantic novel, One Man’s Art, fourth in her longest series, The McGregor Series. The hero of the story, Grant Campbell, is a loner, rude, surly and impossible, who lives in an old lighthouse. Genevieve Grandeau literally lands on his doorstep during one particular stormy night. The story that follows between Grant and Gennie is what inspired me to look at lighthouses in a different light.

Inspired by this book by Nora Roberts, here I present you my Beacons of Fire Series. Next is the Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes in CA.

On my tip visiting my youngest brother and his family, we went to see two lighthouses on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. The first one is the Point Vicente Lighthouse in the town of Rancho Palos Verdes. It is a historical landmark owned by United States Federal Government now.

Originally built in 1926 to protect the shipper around the Palos Verdes peninsula. It was manned till 1971 when it was automated to remote electronic aids-to-navigation monitoring system. It’s a white cylindrical tower with a height of 67 feet constructed on the edge of a cliff.

Although the lighthouse was not open for us to go inside, I had plenty of opportunities to use my lensball to take pictures around us. First the lighthouse in question inside the ball.

Next one of the palm trees on the surrounding grounds.

Finally a portion of my brother’s family inside the lensball.

And of course yours truly with this ornate lighthouse.

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