We've returned from the East Brother Light Station, and it was a great time. Ed and Anne are fantastic innkeepers, and we not only had a great view and an amazing experience, but good food and wine as well. It's quite an experience to be about ten miles from San Francisco City (and less than five miles from our house), and yet feel so isolated. Being in a lighthouse on an island accessible only by boat really does feel like being "a world away" right in my own neighborhood. Especially enjoyable was sitting in the lantern room beneath the beacon and listening to mp3s of incredible readings of Edgar Allen Poe stories by Iggy Pop, Vincent Price, and Basil Rathbone. A visit to EBLS is highly recommended -- I'm sure we'll go back ourselves before too long.
Photo by Ed Witts.