Ponds on the Ocean - NASA image // If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a uniform sheet of white. The reality, particularly during the spring and summer melt, is a mottled landscape of white, teal, slate gray, green, and navy. The sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean can, as shown in this photograph from July 12, 2011, look more like a bright coastal wetland.
Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel An ocean view and historic background make the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel a relaxing, atmospheric retreat. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, guests can opt to stay in the shared or private rooms in the former Coast Guard quarters and the fog signal building. The lighthouse was originally established in 1875 after several ships ran ashore in the late 1860s, and is still operational to this day through a partnership with the California State Pa