This is the fifth is a series of posts looking at our less than 3 days of vacation this summer.
After Xavier woke from his nap (see previous entry) we decided to check out the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. First, however, there was a detour. While Xavier was sleeping in the Millennium Falcon, Laura drove around the area checking stuff out. One of the things she saw and wanted to share was one of the oldest fire stations in the region. It’s not in use any more, but still stands to this day.
We get back to Cape Disappointment State Park, and head out on the trail to the light house. It’s not long, and even half of it is paved as an access road for the Coast Guard to get to the lighthouse.
While the lighthouse isn’t necessarily used much as a lighthouse anymore (at least as far as I know), it is still use as some sort of station for … something. We couldn’t go into the lighthouse, but did see somebody in a Coast Guard uniform inside.
Ciárán was really taken with the lighthouse, and I’m pretty sure even he doesn’t know why.
About halfway along on the paved portion of the trail was a concrete structure that was sort of like a giant room. There was no sign explaining what it was, so I can only assume it was initially built as some sort of storage facility for the lighthouse.
We had Xavier on our back most of the walk, and we managed. There are some steep sections, but nothing really treacherous. If ever given the chance, do go check it out. It takes an hour or so and is well worth it.