Not a good image in color, but it works in B&W!
There is something quite fascinating about sailing past cliffs rising straight up from the sea and watching the birds circling, diving, nesting, and perching on the stones. In the middle of a whale-watching crowd, the sense of loneliness and isolation is found here.
This is the furthest tip of Anacapa Island, one rock beyond Arch Rock. It marks a boundary between the Santa Barbara Channel and the great blue Pacific! To me, it is amazing to think that the next continent is Asia, thousands and thousands of miles away across the sea. I don’t think I would want to have to sail there from here, much less swim.
I believe this lighthouse, located on the tip of Anacapa Island closest to Arch Rock, was the last one built in California. When I lived at the beach, I could see it winking across the Santa Barbara Channel, a friendly light on a dark night.
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with those you love?
We went whale watching today, out in the Santa Barbara Channel, looking for whales – grey and humpback appeared – and spotting dolphins, sea birds, and the geological uniqueness of Anacapa Island.
Post in DxO 10.