|It is 308 steps down to the|
lighthouse, and 308 back up!
So what does this trip have to do with history? Well, it's not about the lighthouse, although I do love them. If you look at a map of Point Reyes (Google Maps will do), you will see that the point wraps around a body of water named "Drakes Bay." Remember the story of Sir Francis Drake from elementary school? From 1577 to 1580, Drake and his ship, the Golden Hind, sailed into the Pacific to raid Spanish shipping, with the full
|Waysides at the visitor center tell the|
story of Drake's stay in California.
|The cliffs along this bay supposedly|
reminded the English sailors of home.
|The only visitors to the beach on the day |
we visited were some elephant seals.