Friday, October 05, 2012

Crescent City

In the distance is the Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City seen from the city's marina. Crescent City is in the northwestern part of California and about 20 miles south of the Oregon border.

Up close, you can only access the Battery Point Lighthouse/museum during low-tide by walking through the uneven slippery rocks to reach the island.
Luckily, during my visit, it was low-tide.
During high-tide, this area overflows with ocean water and people can't walk to or from the lighthouse.

This is the close up of the lighthouse where it first became operational in 1856. It looks like it is currently going through some remodeling.
It was closed by the time I reached the lighthouse so it not clear if this lighthouse is still operational or if it is just a museum now.

From the permanent shape of this tree, you can tell it gets quite windy on this little island.

When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan of March 11, 2011, the resulting tsunami damaged Crescent City's harbor thousands of miles away. This is a sign at the harbor that reminds us of that disaster.

As of September 2012, they are still in the process of repairing the harbor.

In my hotel in Crescent City, I find literature how to survive a tsunami. I wonder if this literature was there before the 2011 events.

- Karen






8 comments:

Filip and Kristel said...

In Thailand you also see these board with Tsunami escape routes.

Greetings,
Filip

cocomino said...

I didn't notice that tsunami affected your place. It's so terrible. I hope that the massive earthquake will not happen.

llandudnopictures said...

Very interesting, and the literature is quite ominous.

rainfield61 said...

The place where the lighthouse/museum is built looks interesting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is something cozy about pics of a lighthouse.

Amazing how the energy from the tsunami in Japan went clear across the Pacific to the US.

kulasa said...

I love all the photos, the first one with the birds flying is so beautiful! and oh the tree shows how windy it could get there, :-) I pray no disaster ever befalls the place again,

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I have never been to Crescent City, and yet I think every Californian is aware of it. Ground zero for Tsumami's and earthquakes. I must visit, the lighthouse looks just delightful

lina said...

What a quaint place.

The tsunami sign is a sad reminder of how much devastation it can bring, even miles away. :(