this week the the topic is at CB&W Challenge, Words that end in “ock” I am taking the easy way out with this one. Dock. It is a place I love to sit at… this is one day at at dock enjoying coffee.
I went to look for clouds outside, but lately it has been just gray sky or like to today wonderful blue sky with no clouds. So I searched my archives. For these black and white shots/ edits of clouds.
I have been posting lots of shots from different beaches, here is one more post about, well beaches. The one here is from Suinonsalmi here in Finland, not so inviting at this time of year that’s for sure. Cold and windy, no snow or ice.
This is so much fun and meditating, piling rocks on top of each other trying it not to fall. Nice October afternoon was a plus. Would this be your kind of fun?
Moving water is the theme Cheers!
By the sea below and splash of water above.
Perched on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses in the country and has been guiding mariners since 1872. The five-wick lard oil lamp and first order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, Nov. 15, 1872.
Pigeon Point’s original name, Whale Point, was inspired by the gray whales that migrate past the point. California’s boom from Gold Rush to statehood brought many ships to these perilous waters.
Those who have followed me for some time know I love lighthouses, so you are not surprised about the amount of photos from this place.
How Tall is the Lighthouse?
100′ above ground to the focal plane of the lens.
115′ above ground to the top of the tower.
150′ (about) above sea level to the focal plane of the lens.
The information is from https://www.thatsmypark.org/parks-and-beaches/pigeon-point-light-station-state-historic-park/
Stunning view in the Big Sur Area, the pacific looks very blue from there. Take a deep breath, this is a spot you want to take a while to enjoy
The light house was closed, but we stopped to take a photos first from further away and then at the gate. I have a liking to light houses so they are always a photo opportunity to me, I don’t know if you’ve noticed that 🙂
We came across this Elephant Seal Vista Point as we drove the Cabrillo Highway. We were impressed by the sight, one more experience that I had not encountered before. More info of the Elephant Seals
Visited on of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions today. It has been years since I was here. The place has history Suomenlinna (Finnish; until 1918 Viapori), or Sveaborg , literal translation in Finnish is Castle of Finland inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg. The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against the Russian expansionism. This particular day it was packed with locals as well as tourist as the day was just lovely. Here is some background on the place.
Caseys Beach in Batehaven, beautiful.
love the beaches…
My feet are killing me. We have used the tram, ferry, underground and a taxi and walked around the city. All photos with the mobile phone.
I love how the light touches the waves of different shades of blues, making the glitter brightly under the dark intense clouds above.