Lime Kiln Lighthouse sits on Lime Kiln Point, a rocky outcrop overlooking Dead Man’s Bay the west side of San Juan Island, the largest island in the San Juan archipelago. It guides ships through the Haro straights. The lighthouse was established in 1914 and named for the commercial lime kilns that operated on this side of the island in the 1860’s. In 1962 the lighthouse was automated by the Coast Guard turn on at dusk and off at dawn. The lighthouse is part of Lime Kiln Point State Park.
On a clear day you can see the Canadian Vancouver Island and if you’re in peak whale watching season, June through July, you’ll see plenty of Orcas as this is one of the prime spots in the world for Orca watching.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.