I'd been planning to do a tour of the local lighthouse for a while and, since the electricity was off at our place yesterday, it was the perfect time for it. It's not far away, maybe a 15 minute drive from here, but some of that is on an unsealed road which is scary as hell.
While the Table Cape lighthouse isn't particularly big or special, it does have a rather magnificent view. It was also interesting finding out about the history of the lighthouse and how it worked. While the lighthouse is still functional, like most lighthouses nowadays, it's all automated and unmanned. Well, except for the tour guide.
According to the booklet I got: "It was not good fortune that led to its construction, although John Luck built it, and the Chance Bros. provided the lantern and lens."
The tour of the lighthouse costs $10 - it's pretty much just a walk up the stairs to the railing area at the top with a bit of the history of the area and of the lighthouse. Then a wander around the top to admire the view. I went with Mum and my sister plus the two dogs but did the tour alone because the others didn't think they could manage the stairs -- well the dogs could but they weren't allowed and they needed someone to look after them or they'd have been in the bush, chasing wallabies.