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The Point
updated: Jan 13, 2013, 12:16 PM

By John Wiley

William Etling's point about the "tempestuous, treacherous, fearsome" nature of Point Conception in today's excellent article, is further demonstrated by these views of that tortured shore from my recent flight. As you can see in the wider shot, this craggy "head" that sticks out to the West into the full force of the elements has been carved by the brunt of the Pacific's full force for millennia. There are several deep sea caves like these on that side, and I wonder if anyone has managed to explore them on the rare calm days.

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William Etling follows John Wiley by sharing photos from 1975 of the Point Conception Coast. [pics] (01/14/13)
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 COMMENT 363217 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-14 08:58 AM

Very dramatic images, particularly the first one. Thank you.


 COMMENT 363219 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-14 09:00 AM

many many thanks for both photographers plus historians re Pt Conception and the lighthouse --pics really show what it is like there -- I've always wondered


 COMMENT 363223 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-14 09:11 AM

Beautiful pics. It really is a shame that some place soo gorgeous is off limits to the public


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