East Brother Light Station
is a place that has long been on my bucket list to
visit. It is a bed and breakfast at a Lighthouse in the San Pablo Bay. It is
unique because you are somewhat remote and yet surrounded beyond the water by
the San Francisco Bay Area. You access it by boat from Point Richmond, an
unlikely place for a high end B&B. East Brother Island description Audio file
The GPS replay file
takes you from the island to shore
and then along the dirt road that connects with the paved portion of Western
Drive in Richmond. To get the most out of the replay and to hear an audio
clip including the 125 DB fog horn
associated with the East Brother POI I created, download the latest USA
User POI file.
I was monitoring the speed of the boat and saw that it
peaked around 17 MPH.
I asked Captain Richard how fast we were going and he
thought around 12 MPH. Captain Richard audio file
GPS, he said the
difference would be because of the strong current.
There isn't much else in that area other than a yacht
club, a military radar station and some old ship relics.