The fault runs along the west side of the long and narrow Tomales Bay.
Moody on this day it is a place I would like to explore more thoughly in the future.
At the visitor center a short trail takes you to a fence that was offset 20 feet in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The blue post indicates the location of the fault.
A road leads to the old lighthouse, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The lighthouse visitor center is .4 mile from the parking area and the lighthouse is another .1 mile and 300 feet down. From road's end there are great views of the coastal prairie and beach.
In spring the yellow bush lupine is in bloom. Its color makes it stand out far better than the more usual blue.
There are several other varieties of wildflower here as well.
Water was in short supply at the lighthouse and great quantities were required to operate the fog horn. This catch basin collected rain water and stored it in a cistern below the dome.
Unfortunately we were there on a Wednesday so this was as close as we got to the lighthouse. It was located below the top of the point to put it below the fog so as to be more visible to ships.
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