"Terrible Tilly" doesn't look so scary on a calm spring evening. A mile offshore from Tillamook Head, the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse operated from 1881 to 1957. In 1980 it was bought by a Portland outfit that turned it into a columbarium, a repository for cremated human remains. Helicopters bring in the urns twice a year. According to kickass Oregon hiking guide author Bill Sullivan, Tilly earned her "terrible" nickname because "the light was repeatedly overswept by winter storms that dashed water, rocks and fish into the lantern room 150 feet above normal sea level." Nuggets like that are just one of the many reasons to buy and use Sullivan's excellent "100 Hikes" guidebooks for every region of the state.
The @amazonspheres is a favorite work day retreat when I can get outside my building... the addition of @willmottsghost has made it even more so. I had the pleasure of meeting and dining with Head Chef @chefreneeerickson a few months back and found her to be as lovely and authentic as the delightful spaces she’s created across our city @eatseacreatures. Her passion for her craft holds true in this space and I am inspired each time I visit. A bucket-list experience when ur in Seattle... 💕 | photos via @dezeen | interior design via @priceerickson | architecture via @heliotropearchitects