Festeron Point is the northeastern most spur of Greater Festeron
island, where the Festeron River
empties into Festeron Bay
. A beach
follows the shore of the bay to the south, but as a tidal pool,
is submerged during high-tide.
A miniature lighthouse, barely ten
feet high, stands blinking on the shore with an automated beacon.
Thought to have been erected by the town simply to impress
tourists, this lighthouse was magical. At the approval of the pelican
that sat upon its top (which was apparently gained by giving the
pelican a wizard's hat), the shining beacon would whirl like a
gyroscope, and a pencil-thin beam of light would pierce the sky,
tracing a magical word on a passing cloud. This word was the current
password to lower the drawbridge to Gladys