Cape Blanco State Park

If to think, Cape Blanco State Park is one of my favorite places on Oregon Coast. First of all, it has a lighthouse. Second, the coastline is beautiful. Third, the area has nasty character, and I love it! You will say: what do you mean “nasty character”? The westernmost point in the state, state park…

Pigeon Point Light and Pigeon Point Bluff

Even if you never researched coastline around San Francisco Bay Area, you probably saw the photos of the tall and beautiful lighthouse surrounded by dense fog or spring wildflowers, or during the night sending its light somewhere into the ocean. If you are driving Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz Pigeon Point is…

Cape Disappointment

There is no disappointment in the Cape Disappointment. It was last active day of our vacation in Washington state. The next day the long drive awaited on us. So the warm sun of the cape felt especially good. There were two reasons why it was on our route: 1 – amazingly beautiful Dead Man’s Cove,…

Views around Puget Sound

Seattle named for Chief Sealth, leader of Duwamish tribe that lived in Lake Washington area. When the first European settlers landed on Alki Beach on cold November 1851, Chief Sealth and his tribe were those who met them.

The Very North of California Cost

The majesty of the Northern California coast stole my heart a long time ago. I’m the person who would choose northern rocky shore over the sandy and warm SoCal beaches. Okay, so there is a story. Last time we have been in this region last summer during the Independence Day Weekend. I had the plan….

San Diego: January Views

I never though that I will feel that sweet warm feeling about the city. Honestly, I never saw anything inspiring in the SoCal landscape. Okay, I’m not talking about THE ocean. All these hills, covered with sunburn brushes and dead grass. Constant hot sun. No. I though it was not for me. I didn’t get…