>We took a great hike this past weekend to the San Luis Lighthouse. We were led on a 3.4 mile hike by a docent. They don’t let you travel out there alone because it is so close to the nuclear power plant. The views were absolutely incredible and we learned a lot of history. I would definitely recommend it if you have a free Saturday. Just meet at Port San Luis at 9 am, sign a few waivers, and you are on your way.

This is Smith Rock. There were actually five families living on this rock in the 1920’s. They chose to live here to escape taxes. They used to tether there children to the rock so they wouldn’t fall. How crazy is that!
This is Whale Rock. Local whalers used to process the whales. They made many products at the base of the rock.

This tree swing hung near the lighthouse. Can you imagine growing up with a swing like this in your front yard? Not to mention the view!

Here is the lighthouse. They are in the process of restoring it. It is the only remaining lighthouse of this particular design. Two others were built in San Diego and the Bay Area but are now destroyed.