After 5 weeks of touring and a hectic week in 3 different cities with my family, I really wanted some quiet time for the beginning of the new year. I wanted ocean views, friendly people and no plans.
Enter, Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B in Yachats, Oregon.
The view from my room:
I came in late on the 31st and just caught the last sunset of 2011
I spent my last night of 2011 writing, thinking and reveling in all the silence and the ocean surf and I was in bed before midnight. I’ve spent quite a few of 2011’s nights on the other side of midnight so I figured it wouldn’t hurt me to get some sleep.
The first morning of 2012 started with a 7 course breakfast:
This was mango lassi, which came after the fish course And while I’m the biggest fan of breakfast that the world has ever seen, I’ve never had a 7 course breakfast. I hope that bodes well for unexpected and extravagant meals in 2012!
The sun was out, the sky was blue and it was about 65 degrees on January 1, 2012 so I walked up to the lighthouse.
And got to see what the inside of the light in a lighthouse looks like:
Isn’t that cool? The bullseyes magnify and project the light so only one 1000 watt bulb can be seen for miles.
The views from the lighthouse hill are also extraordinary
I love the double reflection.
And after all that exertion I spent the rest of the day on the porch with some of the other B&B guests, sharing stories, reading books and hanging out. It couldn’t have been better.
Here’s to a brand new year!