Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

The other day we took a drive down to Santa Cruz, California.  Santa Cruz is the quintessential beach town complete with surfers and an amusement park on the boardwalk.  I’ve been visiting this beautiful place since my early teens for a day of fun in the sun and still enjoy going back to this day.  Included in this post are three images for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to click on each, especially Image 3 where you can see the beach boardwalk panorama up close!

Image 1:  Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse holds a surfing museum which opened its doors in June 1986 as the first surfing museum in the world.  The lighthouse was built in 1967 as a memorial to surfer Mark Abott, who died while surfing at the nearby Pleasure Point surf break.

Image 2:  The beautiful waters edge.

Image 3:  A panorama shot of the beach boardwalk.

Surfing Museum

Surfing Museum


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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Yesterday hubby took me on a drive down our beautiful California Coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz.   Even though we can get crab sandwiches here, he kept saying he had a hankerin’ for a crab sandwich.  At first we weren’t sure we were going to go because the fog was kind of heavy, but it started lifting around 10:30 and I couldn’t believe the glorious day we had!   If you’ve never been along the California Coast, I would highly suggest this drive if you’re in the area.  Here’s a little map showing you the route.  We took Highway 1 along the coast which is probably about two hours+ even though it really isn’t that far.  The drive is filled with beautiful jagged coastline, beautiful hills, and also pristine beaches.

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One of the places we stopped at was Pigeon Point Lighthouse first lit November 15, 1872.   I brought my tripod, so I took three exposures of the lighthouse and created an HDR image which you can see below.  You can click on it to view it in a larger format.  Here’s more information on the lighthouse in case you’re interested!

It was a glorious day!  Oh and by the way, we had crab cakes instead.  🙂

Pigeon Point Lightouse…




 Surfers waiting for a wave…tree-web

Surfer relaxing after a hard day…