A Travellerspoint blog

Cape Borda Lighthouse

Kangaroo Island

There are three lighthouses on Kangaroo Island and it is my goal to see them all whilst we are here.

Our first planned stop was for coffee but we went via the jetty and found a seal looking very contented. It was a lovely start to the day

large_DSC_0569.jpg

Today we headed off west across the Island to travel the 90km to Cape Borda. The last 38km of this journey is on a gravel road so it wasn't the quickest trip, but it was certainly a very rewarding visit.

There were quite a few people there when we arrived so we headed off on a short cliff walk.

large_DSC_0600.jpg

Today would prove to be very rewarding in terms of wildlife and the birds around the Cape Borda precinct were very cooperative.

large_DSC_0576.jpg

I had seen a couple of pictures of Scarlet Robins in tourist advertising in the area (we called them Robin Red Breasts when I was a kid) After our walk to the cliff we went back to the car to drop off our windcheaters and found an unexpected companion.

large_90_IMG_6412.jpg

We then headed up to the lighthouse itself which is the only square lighthouse in Australia apparently.

large_DSC_0654.jpg

We were present to hear the firing of the 1:00pm cannon but unfortunately not close enough to get a shot of this very loud event.

large_DSC_0653.jpg

The birds and animals of Cape Borda were wonderfully cooperative.

large_DSC_0649.jpg

large_DSC_0615.jpg

large_DSC_0617.jpg

large_DSC_0611.jpg

large_DSC_0613.jpg

large_DSC_0620.jpg

large_DSC_0626.jpg

large_DSC_0647.jpg

Posted by rca3561 06:43 Archived in Australia

Table of contents

Comments

Lovely. That second roo pic is gorgeous!

by Kate

What a beautiful Lighthouse. Gorgeous birds too

by Elspeth

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint