Moonlight Sonata - Point Reyes Lighthouse
Jutting over 10 miles out to sea, Point Reyes has long been a navigational problem for ships heading to and from San Francisco. Perched atop the rocks that extend furthest out to sea, the Point Reyes Lighthouse has functioned as a safety beacon to ships traveling along the treacherous rocky coastline for well over a hundred years. This is the windiest place found on the Pacific Coast. This night was no different as winds swept over the sea and rocks. The moonlight reflects off the strong currents that push around the point. These rocks are seabed that has been pushed up and sit atop granite that was once part of the Tehachapi Mountains found over 300 miles to the south in Southern California. Over vast eons the San Andreas Fault, which lies at the eastern portion of the park, continues to push the rocks northward. The rocks will eventually separate from continent and sink back in to the sea. But we still have a few eons left to take pictures of this unique geological wonder.