Tuesday, August 13, 2013


While in Eugene, Oregon on a nice sunny morning, I decided to drive to the coast and go to the recently renovated Heceta Head Lighthouse. When I arrived at the lighthouse at 9:00 am, it was surrounded by thick fog.

While waiting for the fog to lift, I took the lighthouse tour. The lighthouse had reopened after a two-year, 1.6 million dollar makeover on June 8th of this year.

I climbed the stairs to the ever rotating Fresnel lens with its powerful 1000 watt lamp.

After the tour, I spent some time watching the Common Muers and Cormorants that were nesting out on the adjacent rocks..

 Every ten seconds the lens will rotate from one target on the lens to the next.

Watching the waves crashing against the rocks is always interesting.

Even with all fog it was a very interesting day at the Heceta Head Lighthouse.

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