North Head Lighthouse

{Travel & Leisure} Memories of a Snowy North Head Lighthouse

2008 was the year…our first Christmas living along the shores of the Pacific. We had just moved from the frigid cold and hip deep snow of Eastern Washington to, what we thought was, a warmer climate where snow was a rarity. The Long Beach Peninsula¬† can be found in the southwest corner of Washington and in comparison to where we came from it was certainly warmer! Warmer, but we still got hit by a bit of a snowstorm that year.

One of my favorite spots in the world is Cape Disappointment State Park so we decided to jump in the Jeep and head down to the North Head Lighthouse.

Liz was “stuck” with us for an extra long Holiday visit because of canceled air flights; but it worked out well as we got to share this wonderful experience with her.

Walking the snowy trail to the lighthouse was like a “Winter Wonderland” of beachy delight.

 

North Head Lighthouse
Scenic views towards Oregon were certainly had on this lovely Winter’s day…

 

North Head Lighthouse trail facing Oregon

The North Head Lighthouse looked more majestic than usual against the clear blue sky overhead…

 

North Head Lighthouse

 

North Head Lighthouse

 

North Head Lighthouse

The hubby and I did the “tourist” thing even though we were new residents of the area…

 

North Head Lighthouse

Looking North towards the Long Beach Peninsula…our home.

 

North Head Lighthouse looking north to Long Beach Peninsula

Driving around Lewis & Clark State Park we stopped to view our other local guiding light…Cape Disappointment Lighthouse; which just happens to be the oldest functioning lighthouse along the West Coast.

 

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in Washington

Upon arriving home we warmed up in front of the fire and enjoyed hot cocoa…what a lovely day!

If you want to visit our neck of the woods then we recommend visiting FunBeach.com; which offers every bit of info you may ever want or need.

 

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