Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Piedras Blancas Light Station Association has started a new fundraiser, "The Lighthouse Path Brick Paver Project." For $100 you can buy an engraved brick which will be used to line the path around the lighthouse with all proceeds going to support the restoration of Piedras Blancas Light Station (just north of San Simeon.) The bricks allow for three lines, each line can have up to 16 characters, and you can purchase multiple bricks. Bricks can honor individuals, your entire family, or commemorate a special date (like an anniversary). And after the pavers are laid, you can go visit your brick whenever you wish, knowing you're now a part of a very special place.
If you haven't been up there recently, you're missing something. The lighthouse is all painted now, the surrounding grounds have been completely restored to native habitat which is spectacular and plans are underfoot to rebuild the lightkeepers original home.
Guided tours run Monday through Saturday day Starting June 15 through Aug 31st. Visitors meet in the parking lot of the old motel just past the lighthouse on Hwy 1 at 9:45 and caravan into the grounds. The tours are 2 hours in length and include a 1/2 mile walk that included spectacular ocean views.
So, if you're looking for a special gift or a perfect gift for your whole family, give the brick-selling folks a call at 927-3719 (unfortunately, they don't have ordering information on their website yet) or drop them a note as ask for the brick order forms to be sent to you. Their address is Piedras Blancas Light Station Association, PO Box 127, San Simeon, CA 93452.