Atlantis Alumni

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Long Voyage Home

Our cruise is finished and we'll make our way home today on United Airlines from Vancouver, BC to Philadelphia via Houston. It's been a great trip!

Photo: Race Rocks Light, Strait of Juan de Fuca, May 17, 2014. from 1860. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); white flash every 10 s. 24.5 m (80 ft) round "Imperial" stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands; lantern painted red. Fog horn (three 2 s blasts every 60 s). The original keeper's house was demolished in 1974, but the more modern light station buildings have been in use as an ecological research station since 1997. Located on Great Race Rock, a small island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Victoria. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed (special permission is required to land on the island). There is a colony of sea lions on a rock nearby.

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