Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - Tallest lighthouse in Florida
Sign outside the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - We were able to climb to the top as the lightning storms held off.
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - built in 1887
Looking down at the lightkeepers' homes
View of Ponce Inlet from the top of the lighthouse
Kathleen Grosse, my friend from Germany, and I climbed all the way to the top. This is looking down and seeing how far we had climbed.
Looking up and seeing how much farther we had to climb
Getting closer to the top, stopping to catch my breath
Just checking the supports which hold the staircase to the walls
Kathleen, pausing at one of the windows part way up
This father was explaining to his daughter how the glass prism works in the lighthouse.
The father gave me permission to take his daughter's picture and the previous one, which I sent to them. It was so good to see a father taking time to teach his child and both of them enjoying it so much.
Glass prisms used in lighthouses
Lighthouse keepers' homes and other building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Pump house at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Lighthouse keepers' home at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Kathleen relaxing on the porch of the lighthouse keeper's home
The lighthouse keepers' children lived and played on the grounds. Here are two of the children with their dog, Billy. This picture and others gave a glimpse into their daily lives.
Dockside restaurant next to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
I saw this boat and thought of Frank's mother, Hazel.
Ponce Inlet beach with lighthouse in the distance. You are allowed to park on the beach.
Kathleen enjoyed walking along the shoreline.
Kathleen enjoying the sand, sea and wind.
No comment is needed. All is right with the world.
This father and daughter were trying their luck at cast fishing.
Seagulls along the shoreline
Sea oats on the dunes
Sailboat going through one of the small channels
The Ponce Inlet Beach along dogs on the hiking trails and even had special spigots for getting them a drink.