THE LIGHTHOUSE and SUGARLOAF POINT
December 20, 2012 §
EASTERLY VIEW FROM BELOW LIGHTHOUSE. Offshore is Big Seal Rock, and further south (to the right) Little Seal Rock – just dots in this picture
Ron Taylor about the time he began filming a documentary for Rodney Fox, January 1964
The light-keepers old residence has been privatized.
Sugarloaf Point and lighthouse. Seal Rocks village is in the lee on the northern side of the headland (not visible here).
Years ago it was possible to sneak up to the lighthouse at night. Standing alongside the tower, especially on a misty night, revealed the visual effect of revolving spokes. Like the spokes on an umbrella slowly turning, you could count all 13 beams as steady streams – not as flashing lights. (The gates are locked these days so this view is no longer possible).
Easterly view from under the lighthouse. shows Big Seal Rock offshore.
Gorge under the lighthouse looked different in 1971 when this picture was taken.
Especially interesting when there is a northerly swell running. Waves squeeze through the narrow gap.