Waves crashing constantly on the rocks, as if to keep time eternally, this is Point Arena. Just pure nature, and a man made lighthouse. The lighthouse stands at the tip of a narrow peninsula jutting about half a mile into the pacific Ocean – serene and ethereal. In the sparsely populated cost of Northern California this is an ideal getaway to commune with your soul.
We were at the visitor center at Lassen National Park poring over the map. For a nature lover there are many interesting things to do here. I knew what I must to do the minute i saw the picture of the Cinder Cone Trail. Lassen has no dearth of volcanic domes – around 30 in all. May be I am hopelessly lost when it comes to certain things – but look at Cinder cone – doesn’t it look special ?? This is a 700 ft high Volcanic cone , which has been dormant for over a century (at least). It is hard to resist an opportunity to check out the place from where earth’s fury has been unleashed over and over !!
The western coast of India has a lot of beautiful beaches. Here you find soft fine sand, clear warm waters and plenty of sea food, provided you like the spicy kind ! Most of the beaches are close to fishing villages, where for generations the people has depended on the ocean to make their livelihood. Varkala too is one such beach – beautiful coastline, soft sand , shallow waters and plenty of sea food to go around !