You light up my life.

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According to Wikipedia, the font of all knowledge, there are 350 lighthouses and lightvessels dotted around the 25,760 km of the Australian coastline. I have been to only a few. One of my bucket list items is to photograph them all. They make lovely photographic subjects, a reminder of man’s battle against the elements set in a majestic ocean landscape.

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Wollongong’s big lighthouse – the Wollongong Head Lighthouse

All the lighthouses in Australia are now automatic. The romantic idea of the lonely lighthouse keeper vanished completely when the Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse on the southern coast of Tasmania was automated in 1996.

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The Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse in the early morning light.

My home town has two, known to locals as the Little Lighthouse and the Big Lighthouse, because, well because, one is big and the other one is little.

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Wollongong’s Lighthouses – the Breakwater Lighthouse and the Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

This photo essay includes some of the lighthouses I have been to. I know I have visited more in my life time, but I have not always taken photos.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Western Australia
Point Perpendicular, NSW.
Hornby Lighthouse – Watson’s Bay
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Warden Head Lighthouse. Ulladulla NSW

 

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Macquarie Lighthouse – Vaucluse, NSW

I estimate I have more than 300 to visit! I had better get cracking if I am going to tick off that bucket list item!

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