Soooooo, I got up to my breakfast meeting 20 miles north of my office and waited for 45 minutes. NO ONE showed up there! So I ate my Frigo light cheese sticks that I had packed headed back to my office to pick up a cup of good coffee and headed to the coast.
It was a beautiful day to be on the road. The sun was shining and it was warm. The lunch at the conference was catered by Subway and the "sandwiches" were 1x2 inches! Glad i packed my lunch! I ate my roasted potatoes and boiled eggs. And a chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips. Heavenly!
It was so beautiful after the conference that I had to take pictures of the ocean. It is usually so cloudy and windy over there! I (usually) hate being at the coast!
This is my all-time favorite lighthouse! This is the Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon.
From Wiki: Originally named Bandon Light, Coquille River Light was commissioned in 1895. First lit on February 29, 1896, the light guided mariners past the dangerous shifting sandbars into the Coquille River and harbor at Bandon. The light contained a fourth-order Fresnel lens and connected to the nearby keepers house by a wooden walkway. In September 1936, a large wildfire swept through the surrounding area, and destroyed most of Bandon. The town soon became bankrupt as a result of the decline in shipping. Coquille Light was shut down in 1939 and replaced by an automated light on the south jetty.
The light was originally built with a Daboll trumpet for its foghorn, which was used as the light's fog signal for several years. However, at certain times due to specific weather conditions, the sound of the trumpet would fail at sea, and in 1910 the trumpet was replaced by a more reliable fog siren. While mariners liked the new signal, many Bandon residents did not. The siren would eventually be removed along with the Fresnel lens after the light's decommissioning.
Over the next 37 years, the condition of the light deteriorated due to neglect and vandalism, until the 1976, when its first major restoration began. However, by this time, the keepers quarters and other outbuildings had deteriorated past the point of repair, and were eventually removed. In 1991, a new solar powered light was installed in the tower.
When I got home, I went to bed for a short nap before my meetings. I ate a little lean roast pork before taking off, then a few slices of deli ham with some Club crackers before bed.
This am, I got 35 minutes in on the stationary bike. I need to do some errands at lunch time, so I won't getting any walking in. Maybe around the valley tonight..... I have run the stairs a few times already.