IF YOU WERE TOYING WITH A NOVEL, as in writing down a few ideas you've had zinging around your noggin for a decade or two, how would you go about picking the setting? Well, that would depend on a few things, of course, like the tone and direction of your book, but if you wanted to do something a bit... spirited, with perhaps a phantom as the protagonist, would you pick somewhere ather remote for the location? Would it be a dramatic-of-appearance building, the kind of structure you don't see every day? And might your building have an important and lengthy past, the kind of history that's woven through many lives, including many lives spent at sea? Then you, dear writer, would be choosing a lighthouse as your tome's top location, and understandably so, for few places are as tale-filled and, on an October night, delightfully eerie. Prepare to experience both in late October, as Big Sur's Point Sur Lightstation welcomes visitors for a Halloween Tour.
OCT. 22 AND 29 ARE THE DATES — yep, both are Saturdays — and the "evening of ghostly fun" will kick off with a walking tour timed to the sun dipping into the Pacific. A "light buffet" in the barn follows, and then tales of Pt. Sur's wraith-centered stories from "Pt. Sur's professional actor/story-teller, Kevin Hanstick," will set the goosebumpily mood. Warm beverages will also be served, and more yarns revolving around ghost hunting. The donation? It's $85, which helps the care and keep of this historic gem. A gem which, just maybe, and possibly perhaps, boasts a few longtime denizens who've made a forever home within its walls and grounds. Intrigued? Love a touch of macabre with your ocean-famous landmarks? Then you, dear writer, are either penning the next great ghost novel or you're going on a tour in Big Sur. (Perhaps, fingers crossed, both.)