TRIP TO CAPE WILLOUGHBY LIGHTHOUSE

30/11/2015 – Me and Liz go on a side trip

The morning after the house party. Liz informed me that we were going on an outing to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.  Great, a day trip.

Footprints

First stop was Antechamber Bay, within Lashmar Conservation Park, it shows how great it is to know a local, this beautiful area is largely not visited by most tourists.  I was intrigued by the clear, untouched bird footprints.

CrestedTern

And the large quantity of Crested Terns that were just walking along the beach!

Antechamber Bay

Antechamber Bay

Then on to Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.

CapeWilloughbyLighthouse

Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse. Although the lighthouse operated to prevent shipwrecks, a number of ships sank off the coastline, the remnants of which can still be found in the area.

DevilsKitchen

This area is referred to as the Devil’s Kitchen.  Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was constructed from locally available granite and lime mortar. Quarrying is evident near the lighthouse atop the cliffs of Devils Kitchen. It is thought holes were hand-drilled into the rock in the quarry and filled with wood. This was kept wet and the expanding wood would crack the rock which was then shaped prior to construction. The result was a circular tower of roughly dressed granite masonry.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse with surrounding cottages.

CapeJervisThe view from the balcony of Dudley Wines, where Liz and I had lunch.  You can see the mainland in the background, Cape Jervis to the left.

Liz

A happy Liz, full of pizza and wine!

KIFerryC

Putting the new camera through its’ paces again, with the fish eye setting.  A load of sheep being trucked to the mainland on the ferry.  Goodbye to KI, and Liz and Scott, hope to see you in WA this year guys!!!

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2 thoughts on “TRIP TO CAPE WILLOUGHBY LIGHTHOUSE

  1. Margaret Flaherty

    Now that looks like a great place to be – you must be a little bit sad each time you leave KI.

    Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:42:37 +0000 To: margaretellenflaherty@hotmail.com

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