The Sydney-to-Gold Coast trip of 2008 turned, in part, into a treasure hunt. The treasure in question was lighthouses: fascinating structures that before the advent of high-tech navigation made the difference between life and death for many seafarers.
Cape Byron Lighthouse, New South Wales, S 28° 38.352′ E 153° 38.156′, built 1901.
Another view of Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Hat Head National Park, New South Wales, S 30° 55.279′ E 153° 05.117′, built 1891.
A view of Smoky Cape from the lighthouse grounds, Hat Head National Park.
Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse, Point Danger, New South Wales/Queensland border, S 28° 09.857′ E 153° 33.025′, built 1970.
The view from Point Danger. Surfers Paradise, Qld., can be seen in the distance.
More information on Australia’s lighthouses can be found on the Lighthouses of Australia Inc. or the real SeaSide Lights sites. If I’d discovered them before embarking on the journey, I’d probably have had more photos in my locker. But then again maybe not; my travelling companions were not necessarily lighthouse watchers.
Camera: Pentax K100D Super.
Lens: Pentax DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED