Sunday, February 21, 2016

Head Out On The Highway to the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

A “MY QUALITY TIME” & Our World Tuesday Post

DSC_0012 Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the country second only to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Visitors can climb 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower and enjoy magnificent views of the World's Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.  READ MORE  or take a Virtual tour
DSC_0106 High-quality glass Fresnel lenses were used in lighthouses, where they were considered state of the art in the late 19th and through the middle of the 20th centuries; most are now retired from service.  Lighthouse Fresnel lens systems typically include extra annular prismatic elements, arrayed in faceted domes above and below the central planar Fresnel, in order to catch all light emitted from the light source.  READ MORE
DSC_0130 Linda says, “ Thanks for stopping by “My Quality Time” Joe Todd and I hope you enjoyed visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthose….. We sure did”
How do lighthouse keepers communicate? Answer Shine language. What instrument did lighthouse keepers play? Answer: The fog horn. What did the ocean say to the lighthouse? Answer: Nothing; it just waved. Why did the man build his house out of balsa wood? Answer: He wanted to live in a lighthouse. What type of house weighs the least? Answer: A lighthouse.
Head Out On The Highway to the Ponce De Leon  Inlet Lighthouse


Jackie McGuinness said...

What a great place to visit. I will pin it.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely place!

colleen said...

The spiral stairway is fantastic. I love lighthouses and Born to be Wild is the song I sang to my grandson that he still loves.

lotusleaf said...

Very interesting reading! Beautiful photos too.

GreenComotion said...

What a majestic lighthouse!
Lovely snaps and write-up!
The Wind Wisdom is something I can use, since I have recently started riding a motorcycle :)
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Hootin Anni said...

What an extraordinary post. The history, the images you shared, and the cute jokes. LOL ===My favorite photo is that incredible light...the close up. So 'crystal clear' and sharp!!

I so enjoyed this, living on the coast and all as I do. I've been to two lighthouses along the Texas coast, but this one you toured is purely outstanding.

That circular stairway....looks lethal, but I would have to climb. Of course.

Linda G. said...

Perhaps one day I will see you his lighthouse in person. I love lighthouses!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful picture of the Fresnel lens light. There is one like that in a lighthouse near Coos Bay Oregon that we have visited several times and heard the history of the light as well as the lighthouse.

That wall of clocks is very interesting.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love lighthouses too. It would be nice to see this one, Very pretty photos and a great post. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!