When we asked how to get to
Punta Gorda Lighthouse in Humboldt County,
we were told to stay on the beach or we could get
booby trapped or shot. (It seems that a lot of marijuana
is grown there)
We parked in campground 3
miles I think from the lighthouse and started hiking
down the beach. We were very nervous and felt like we were
being watched all along the way.
It was a very difficult hike as the batch was "pea gravel" and
not hard sand. We would sink
to the ankles in the gravel, and just had to slog along.
We finally got there and took our photos, but when we turned
around to go back,
a hard wind was blowing in our faces. At some times it was
very difficult to make any
headway. It took us 3 hours to get back to our car and at
times we wondered if we
would make it. It's another time, I'm glad we did it, but
don't think I would tackle it again.