I returned to one of my favorite spots on the California coast yesterday... Pigeon Point Lighthouse. I have been there several times before, but not in the last year. I drove up around 10:30 AM after stopping in Santa Cruz to photograph the largest waves to hit Santa Cruz in recent history, and to my amazement, my lighthouse was boarded up! The paint was peeling, and there was a temporary cyclone fence put up around it. There was a sign saying that in December of 2001 a chunk of the tower fell to the ground, the California Coast Guard has refused to fix it, and the state of California is trying to find budget to purchase and restore it. Wevy sad indeed!