Jen Lewis: March Notes from the Light

We just finished our first weekend of Whale Festival here at Point Cabrillo and we’re all resting up from a busy two days of leading tours, spotting whales, interpreting the Marine Science Exhibit and welcoming visitors to the point.

My favorite days of the year are when we all get together to share the beauty of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. We gave 209 tours to the top of the Lighthouse and put in over 200 hours of volunteer time in just two days.
It was an amazing weekend.

There were smiles all around as people got to take in the beauty of our 110-year-old Fresnel Lens, spot whales from the top floor, and watch as our volunteers fed urchins and sea stars.

(I love these photos of our whale docents having fun on the bluffs!)

Every dollar that came in for our Lens Tours this weekend went straight into the education program fund, getting us ready for an exciting Spring of welcoming more than a thousand children to the Light Station. Our Education team will be teaching every class about our natural and cultural history and bringing that history to life. Our generous visitors and dedicated volunteers make this happen.

Once again, I am astonished by the wonderful people that come together at Point Cabrillo. I am so thankful for all our visitors and volunteers this past week and I can’t wait for our next Whale Festival weekend coming up on March 16 and 17.

See you at the Light Station!
Jen Lewis