Blogging about my experiences has most definitely given me a different approach to my writing style as most of the time, I have to consider the reader rather than myself the writer.
So its all about what you would like to learn about my excursions while Chasing Lighthouses, and i shall try and give you a picture you can paint with your imagination.
Lets shed some light on the beautiful Lighthouses moving south from Port Nolloth to Cape Town: Shelly Point Lighthouse situated at St Helena Bay, viewed from the luxury Golf Estate at Shelly Point and enfolded by the beautiful outstretched beaches of Britannia Bay, sunsets become memories, and a yearning sets in to return again one day. This photo was taken late afternoon, the light coming from the Lighthouse is the sun on its setting course behind.
We were fortunate to spend a few days in Britannia Bay with a new found school friend of mine, and the tranquil and serene stay was deserved. The next stop and next Lighthouse was that of the Saldanha Bay North head Lighthouse, near Langebaan, which has also newly been painted and is in fine condition. The almost 4km walk to the Lighthouse is a strenuous one and if you are planning to do this hike, take plenty of water along. Its sister Lighthouse on the South Side of the Bay is not open to the public so we were not able to visit it. It is controlled by the National Defence Force and stands behind locked gates.
Then to find the most beautiful lighthouse i have ever seen, the great big Cape Columbine Lighthouse, situated in the Nature reserve on the outskirts of Paternoster – a small fishing village. The last manned lighthouse in Southern Africa was indeed a treasure to find and see.
Nothing was as beautiful as the Cape Columbine Lighthouse – the flowers were in bloom, the sky was clear, the sea was calm, and the Lighthouse was in immaculate condition – the tour of the light and the grounds was fabulous. The climb to the top, for a height fearing woman was quite daunting, but i did it – and now i can say i have been there, done it and i have the T-shirt!
On my next visit, i shall take you a little further south and to some other less noticed lighthouses.
Until then . .
Ciao for now