Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Captain InterStellar's Big Day Out: walk to the lighthouses

With the busy season here on Sydney Harbour finished, I'm getting more days off to relax or spend more time with my other Physics and Compass Adjuster studies. Went for a big walk today at South Head (the southern side of the entrance to Sydney Harbour), gave my new DSLR camera a workout and did some peaceful study with the ocean for inspiration and a nice cool sea breeze :-) Caught the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay and first headed off to checkout Macquarie Lighthouse. This is the first lighthouse you'll see approaching Sydney from sea with the light at 105m above sea level and also is the brightest. The other one I checked out was Hornby Lighthouse at South Head with its nice red stripe colour scheme:


 The walk along the cliffs is spectacular and you'll see many remains of the fortifications that were placed with heavy artillery for defense. The canons where no longer needed when the missile era came to age. At the Gap, the only remains of the famous shipwreck of the Dunbar was the recovered admiralty anchor: 

As I was contemplating the ocean, a quote from Darwin came to mind:

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