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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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


The birds and animals of Cape Borda were wonderfully cooperative.









Posted by rca3561 06:43 Archived in Australia

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Lovely. That second roo pic is gorgeous!

by Kate

What a beautiful Lighthouse. Gorgeous birds too

by Elspeth

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