Welcome to Seashore Sunday!
Today we are going to the Pacific Coast, to Washington! I love the Pacific Northwest!
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse...
Cape Disappointment State Park, previously known as the Fort Canby State Park, and part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, and has such a nice view from the path heading to the lighthouse.
This area was named Cape Disappointment by English Captain John Meares after he missed the passage through the sand bar that has earned the name The Pacific Graveyard, due to many ships that have sank here.
I thought it was aptly named due to not being able to go IN the lighthouse, it is much smaller than it looks from a distance, AND it smelled like a dead whale was beached below the lighthouse on the day we visited.
Cape Disappointment is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the west coast, and is manned by the US Coastguard.
I have only made the trek out to the Cape once! One Disappointment was good enough for me!
But I have visited North Head every time we were in the area!
You can see Cape Disappointment Lighthouse from North Head Lighthouse.
But that is another post!
Thank you for going on my little venture to the Cape!
You can learn all about the building of it, and the Fresnal Lens, by clicking on the links above.
Have a Beautiful Seashore Sunday!