Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cape St George Lighthouse

Position; Hole in the Wall, Jervis Bay NSW S35 08.0 E150 44.6

Yesterdays highlight was finding ruins of Cape St George lighthouse at the end of a 5hour round walk. We set off after a slow morning, dinghyed ashore and set off up the hill. After a bit of debate over directions we managed to find the lighthouse and a nice view.
Bit of depressing place, to begin with the lighthouse was built in the wrong place then the light keepers suffered one disaster after an other, typhus fever, more typhus fever, falling off the cliff, kicked by a horse and accidently shot. Worse than that ships continued to be wrecked till the lighthouse was knocked down and another was re-built in a better place.

Our early start was delayed this morning with miserable weather, more head winds and showers but we hope to be off later today.

Thinking of everyone in Victoria and hoping for Northerly’s

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