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Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, Ore.

The scene: It's an old lighthouse-keeper's residence, next door to the lighthouse itself, which still sends its rotating beam into the oft-foggy night. Between Florence and Yachats on the Oregon coast, about 45 minutes' drive south of Newport. My stay: 2009.
Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times
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