Beacons of Fire: Point Fermin 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 Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, CA.

From Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes, we went to the next one, the Point Fermin Lighthouse on San Pedro, California. The lighthouse is actually housed inside a house which is unusual for them.

Originally built in 1874 with lumber from California redwoods, it was refurbished in 1974 including a new lantern room and gallery by the local preservationists. This lighthouse has been used as a filming location for several television series productions such as Man from Atlantis, Hart to Hart, Amazing Stories and even I my favorite TV show Murder, She Wrote (Season 5 Episode 3).

Here is a side-view of the lighthouse, and I can imagine why it was selected for filming by TV series makers.

While we were there, sun was close to setting. I tried doing silhouette photography with my brother and his family. They were very sportive and found it super fun.

As we were returning home, the sun had set and spread the sky with these orange hues giving the day a dramatic end.

By the time we reached home the waxing crescent moon was high up.

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