Published: December 5th 2006October 20th 2006
We found this cross on the side of the road. So I experimented taking pictures of it with the evening sun behind.
We woke to a nice but cold day. Crossed the Oregon/California line and found ourselves in Crescent City. Again my sister was more adventurous than me so we ended up wading across the rocks to a little lighthouse called Battery point lighthouse. The local lighthouse keeper gave us a little tour round even though it was closed. Nowdays the light is a 700w electic bulb which flashs for 26 second intervals day and night.
I found some mountain biking tracks just down the road so checked it out. It was a coastal route, so you had to climb up a steep almost unridable route until you were at cliff level but the ride was worthwhile after that, winding slightly downhill and through redwoods and spruce trees with the ocean popping between the trees at certain intervals.
I then screamed downhill the coastal road until I met my sister at the “trees of mystery” complex. Basically its got a lot more very cool redwood trees in a park that you have to pay to see.
Unfortunately by this time it was already very late and we still had planned to drive another 200 km’s so we decided to camp in the area
Battery Point Lighthouse
Located on a small island which is more accessible at low tide. This is located in Crescent city
only 70 km’s south from last night.
There are more photos below