Lady of the light
I spent a week in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA an affluent suburb of Los Angeles. It was my first visit to this town and I was looking forward to my week there. I had heard about how beautiful and photogenic it was. All I can say is wow! This place is super nice. Expansive views of the pacific, rolling hills, coupled with excellent weather made this place awesome.
On one of my daily walks along the shore I came across The Point Vicente Lighthouse. This structure was built and first lit in 1929. The tower itself is 67 ft tall. There are rumors that the lighthouse is haunted. I was told by a local resident that at night, when the lamp is lit, it appears as if there is a woman circling the inside of the glassed enclosure. From my understanding she was referred to as “the lady of the light.” I was told she was the wife of the original lighthouse keeper who fell to her death as she stumbled from the edge of Point Vicente’s one hundred and thirty foot cliff.
I wanted to take a tour of the lighthouse but unfortunately it was closed to the public while I was there. I found out later that it is only open to the public from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on the second Saturday of each month. Maybe next time.