September 19, 2015

Pecho Coast Trail, San Luis Light


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Fog horns at Point San Luis Light

An air compressor and antique copper fog horns in the museum buidling at Point San Luis Light.

Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Fourth order Fresnel lans at Point San Luis Light

The Point San Luis Light marked the harbor entrance at Avila Bay and did not have to be seen from far out at sea. As a result it was fitted with a relatively small fourth-order Fresnel lens, seen here.

Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Lighthouse keeper's parlor at Point San Luis Light

The parlor in the lighthouse keeper's house. Note the faux marble fireplace and display of stereoscope cards.

Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Dining room at Point San Luis Light keeper's house

The pleasant dining room at the lightouse keeper's house. The tall south-facing window can be raised up high to provide a door to the deck outside.

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Lighthouse keeper's kitchen

A wood burning stove and sink with hand pump in the kitchen at the Point San Luis Light keeper's house.

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Back bedroom at Point San Luis Light keeper's house

The back bedroom was preferred by the keeper and his wife because it was further from the fog horns.

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Front bedroom in the keeper's house

The sunny front bedroom was used by the lighthouse keeper's children. It is shown equipped with an electric light in the ceiling and a single electric outlet.

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Lantern room at Point San Luis Light

The lantern room is forty feet above sea level, built directly atop the keeper's house. It is reached by flights of stairs and a short ladder.

Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Point San Luis Light

The Point San Luis Light was acquired by the Port San Luis Harbor District. It has been renovated and is maintained by the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers volunter group.

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Modern communications at Point San Luis Lighthouse

The traditional lighthouse light has been replaced by a modern LED beacon (the small black cylinder), accompanied by various antennas and a radar transceiver.

Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Other buildings at Point San Luis Lighthouse

There are several buildings at Point San Luis Lighthouse in addition to the keeper's house. It is available for weddings and other functions.

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Lighthouse Road terminus

In addition to the Pecho Coast Trail, the Point San Luis Lighthouse can be reached by trolley service along Lighthouse Road.

Pecho Coast Trail to Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Whalers Island beach at Point San Luis

One of the surprises of a visit to the Point San Luis Lighthouse is that there is a white sand beach at Whalers Island, accessible only by boat.

Pecho Coast Trail to Point San Luis Lighthouse, California

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Pecho Coast Trail descends to the lighthouse

After contouring high along the bluffs for a mile, the Pecho Cost Trail descends steeply to the point and the lighthouse.

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Avila Bay from the Pecho Coast Trail

The Pecho Coast Trail affords great views of Avila Bay.

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Smith Island and Whalers Island in Avla Bay

The Pecho Coast Trail affords unobstructed views across Avila Bay. Smith Island was once covered with buildings, and Whalers Island was the site of a whaling station.

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Narrow Pecho Coast Trail on a steep hillside

The narrow footpath crosses steep bluffs through coastal sage scrub.

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Pecho Coast Trail begins along Lighthouse Road

The Pecho Coast Trail begins by following Lighthouse Road, closed to the public but used by trolley shuttles.

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Fishermen's Memorial at Port San Luis

A fountain commemorates fishermen lost at sea.

Port San Luis on Avila Bay, California

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