Saturday, January 09, 2010
Earlier this afternoon I spent several hours with members of my family at Port Macquarie’s Lighthouse Beach. As you can see from these images, it’s a very beautiful area.
Left and below: Camel Rock, at the southern end of Lighthouse Beach.
Above: Tacking Point Lighthouse gives the beach its name. Built in 1879, it’s Australia’s third oldest lighthouse, and is located at the northern end of Lighthouse Beach.
Above and below: The views when climbing to the summit of Tacking Point are quite spectacular.
Right: With my brother Tim on the viewing platform at the summit of Tacking Point.
Left: My brother, his wife, and their youngest daughter.
My sister-in-law’s great-grandfather died in a shipwreck just north of Tacking Point when the steamer Sumatra floundered in 1823 during a winter storm.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
On the Rocks . . .
A Solitary Ramble
A Spring Swim
A Summer Afternoon
The Empty Beach
Anatone France’s The Ocean Christ
Images: Michael Bayly.