Have you ever climbed to the top of a lighthouse? It is a very cool experience.
Ever since I have known my husband, he has loved lighthouses. It is something I have come to love as well. The history behind each lighthouse is so interesting.
We took a trip to Tybee Island, GA and I finally climbed my first lighthouse.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
It was a bit of a challenge. There are 178 stairs and each stair has a higher than normal riser. Quite a workout, but so worth it when we got to the top.
The top of Tybee Island Lighthouse
We could see the Atlantic Ocean, the Savannah River, Hilton Head Island and so much more. I’m not sure if you can tell, but it was really windy and cold at the top. I was freezing!
I found, for myself anyway, that the climb down was a little more difficult. It is a tight spiral staircase and I ended up a little dizzy on the way down.
Interior of Tybee Island Lighthouse
None the less, it was really fun.
So, what do we do two days later? On our way back to South FL, we visited the St. Augustine, FL.
Did you know each and every lighthouse has a different paint pattern? This is so that the sailors would know where they were just from the look of the lighthouse.
St. Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine’s lighthouse has 219 steps, but was easier to climb. According to the lady that greeted us, these steps were designed with tourists in mind. These steps are more in line with steps in your own home. Not nearly as tall.
Interior of St. Augustine Lighthouse
Although this was not a tight spiral, you could see through the stairs. This is looking up, coming down was, once again, a little disconcerting.
Top of St. Augustine Lighthouse
As you can see, we brought my sister along for this one. Once again, a little windy. but not nearly as cold.
My sister did realize how tall it really was, once we got to the top. She remembered at the top that she wasn’t crazy about heights and continued to hug the wall. Pretty funny.
My sister, not loving the top of the lighthouse.
My husband and I finally climbed the lighthouse closest to us in Jupiter, FL.
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Maybe we will climb all of these some day.
Life is short. Enjoy every day!
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