There, above a rocky shore, a cylindrical tower appears.
The shipwrecked crew stumbles towards the house of perpetual light.
They ascend a zigzagging set of stairs, rising above the gray mist.
A well-worn trail leads them towards the shining tower.
Thick fog clears, revealing a path that encircles the lighthouse.
The crew heads towards the front door, seeking warmth and sustenance.
Their captain chooses another path.
His hands trace curving waves that so recently held his ship.
He bows his head, grateful for deliverance.
Photos of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and memorial in Newport, Oregon
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20 thoughts on “A tower of light tale: LAPC & WWP”
Having both grown up in Newport, Oregon, Robert and I enjoyed your “tall tale” and the photos. Thanks for taking us down memory lane. Suzy
You’re welcome, Suzy!
Very creative Siobhan – loved both the images and the story.
Thank you, Tina! I’ve been saving those photos for months so I appreciated the challenge. 🙂
We love lighthouses! We stopped at this one on a road trip down the coast back in 2018 after a family reunion. Beautiful!
Cool! It’s a nice one. We were there in July and it was very cold.
Great photos, great story.
Thank you, John! Glad I could use the pictures for these challenges.
How lovely, especially that first shot from the beach of the misty lighthouse ahead
Thanks, Sarah! Nice conditions for taking pictures.
Great interpretation and I love the words you placed with Yaquina. It really is a great place to visit. I love the photo with the split in the sidewalk.
Thank you! It was a great place to visit. I wrote that piece in one sitting and liked how it turned out. 🙂
A lovely post – and lovely photos. There is something about lighthouses…
Thanks, Ann-Christine! Yes, I agree, there is something about lighthouses that attracts the eye.
LIghthouse is rising above the gray mist, beautiful!
Thanks, Amy! The weather was misty and moody.
A lot of emotion in that shot with the classic nautical mist and hopeful beacon. Not that familiar with that region of the States (hoping to get out there some day soon), thanks for giving me something to look forward to.
Thanks, Brian! Lots of easily accessible coastline here with scenic views.
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