Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Northern California is gorgeous in February. The winter rain trickles off and leaves behind a state so green that it can easily be confused with Ireland. And don't even get me started on the wildflowers. 

It's months like February that make me so grateful to live in a place like San Francisco, where you have the option to drive a couple of hours north to snow (no thanks), or a short distance south to the warmer, awe-inspiring coast (yes please). We did the latter this past weekend when a group of us headed to Pescadero to camp at WildTender Ranch. The ranch sat above the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, so after the fog lifted Saturday morning, we headed down to explore.

Lighthouses are just so romantic, don't you think? Especially when they're perched on the edge of the vast and powerful Pacific. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1872 and stands as one of the tallest lighthouses in America at 115 feet. It's certainly a site worth visiting when you're heading down the coast. Below are a few pictures from our time spent walking around the lighthouse, along with a few snaps taken on the drive home—because, wildflowers!

Pigeon Point Lightouse