DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

nice architecture

details about the life at a lighthouse

life here was a family affair

a painting how it looked when in its heyday

life at a lighthouse

life on the rock

life can be hard at a lighthouse

light on, can be seen for 20 miles

light off

volunteer portraying a lighthouse keeper

114 stairs looking down

Rebecca with w volunteers

looking down on the parking lot from atop the lighthouse

some turbulence below the cliffs

for wave watchers, us, it's mezmerising

We watched the waves crash over this rock for 45 minutes, the...

Looking north toward Depoe Bay


One day we wandered over to the point of land formerly known as "Cape Foulweather and its Lighthouse". We wanted to see the old light house there and check out the area as we have been told it was fabulous. Now known as Yaquina Head Lighthouse (pronounced ya-kween-a) and is a local landmark for visitors, hikers and tide-pool adventurers. Yaquina Head is located on a narrow point of land jutting one mile into the Pacific ocean. Yaquina Head Lighthouse is Oregon's tallest at 93-foot tower has been buffeted by wind and rain since its beginning in 1872. The light has been active since Head Keeper Fayette Crosby walked up the 114 steps to light the wicks on the evening of August 20, 1873. Today, the fully automated Fresnel lens made in Paris France in 1868 runs on commercial power and flashes a unique pattern called a "signature." Yaquina Head's First Order Fresnel Lens flashes two seconds on, two seconds off, two seconds on and fourteen off, then repeats. Below the cliffs, at the edge of the ocean, are tidepools provide a home for a diverse group of intertidal plants and animals. The tidepools are very fragile, but offer the visitor to discover the world of the sea urchin, sea star, sea anemone and much more.

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