Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cape Palliser lighthouse and fur seals

This post is dedicated to my friend Chris Mills, a former lighthouse keeper living in Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia. Chris loves all things related to light keeping and lighthouses and has written some great books on the subject.

Cape Palliser light - reached by 250+ steps. It still sports an 1897 Fresnel lantern.

Bulldozers are used to launch and retrieve fishing boats on the loose shingle beach nearby.

Rani on the long climb to the light

Light detail - note the cast iron frames, lovely copper(?) dome, and Fresnel lens

Just down the road is a colony of fur seals.

These baby fur seals appeared to be quite unconcerned with us.

No comments: