Close your eyes and imagine.
You’re sailing a dark, sullen sea, lashed with waves. You squint your eyes, straining for a glimpse of the shore. Your mouth is dry, and your muscles are tensed, half-waiting for the ship to scrape against rocks or a reef or who-knows-what.
And then you see it, the glorious tower and its flickering light, a beacon that promises to lead you to safety. It is the most beautiful and the most welcome sight in the world. It is a lighthouse.
The first lighthouse was lit in Florida in 1824, and 29 of these lonely sentries remain standing in the state. You can learn more about them during Lighthouse Day at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 20, 2013.
This annual event offers family-oriented activities, workshops designed for kids, and a chance to visit the "Old Lighthouse Keeper" as he describes his duties.
Activities are included in the cost of regular admission, and no advance reservations are required.
That’s a clear signal you should go!