Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fort Pickering Lighthouse

We rolled into Salem Massachusetts yesterday around 4pm. It was stop and go traffic all the way from interstate 95 to our campground on Winter Island. The campground was less an RV park than an old parking lot converted to a RV campground with water and electric hookups, so that your neighbor is literally parked next to you. But the view from our waterside spot was incredible.

After we got settled, I noticed a number of folks set up with cameras on tripods pointing towards the lighthouse (I had to look it up, it's not the Winter Island Lighthouse, it's the Fort Pickering Lighthouse). It was a beautiful clear evening, but everyone was pointing their cameras toward the lighthouse and away from the sunset. I took a quick look and the direction the cameras were pointing, and thought that it did make for a nice line of sight from the Fort Pickering Lighthouse to another lighthouse off in the distance. I snapped a couple pictures with my point and shoot camera and went back to finishing getting us all settled in to our new campground. As we were just about settled in I looked back towards the lighthouse and WOW. The moon was rising behind the far off a near full hunter's moon!

My proper camera was deep in the camper, so I grabbed my point and shoot and a couple of Gorilla Pods that were handy and ran to get the best pictures I could. Here's what I came up with. I wish I had my SLR ready, but I was still happy with these last minute photos.