Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pencarrow Lighthouse

Last Saturday Rich and I decided to do something I have wanted to do for the longest time - visit the Pencarrow Lighthouse.

To get to the lighthouse we had to take the bus to the final stop in Eastbourne and then walk 8km to the lighthouse itself. I know bus shelters aren't usually that interesting, but I really liked this one. 
We also saw the memorial for the Wahine Disaster near the start of the walk - I had no idea it was there. It's amazing that after seven years I still find some many interesting things in and around my little city.

It was then time to begin the LONG walk to the lighthouse, it was a beautiful day - but it was SUPER windy walking there. 








 We spotted a few sheep on the way - I guess they were wild sheep? They really weren't worried about us. 
It wasn't too long until we made it to to lighthouse - but we still had a hill to climb before we made it to the top to see the lighthouse. 






 Finally - here it is! Normally you can't actually go inside of the lighthouse, but because we visited on an open day we were actually allowed inside and could climb to the top.
The views from inside the lighthouse are pretty amazing - you can see so much!




I had to talk a selfie at the top of the top of the light house of course - I was worried I was going to lose my camera when I was up there though. It was so windy. 
Before long it was time to walk the 8km back to the bus stop - but thankfully the wind dropped off a bit in the afternoon.


We took a slightly different route home and walked past yet another light house, I'm pretty sure this one is still used though. It also had solar panels - how cool is that?

I hope you all have been having a great weekend, this weekend is no as active as last weekend. But I do have a few more hikes planned over the next few weeks whilst the weather is good.


7 comments:

Kura Carpenter said...

lighthouses are neat!
if you're ever down south I highly recommend checking out the Nugget Point Lighthouse (you can see my trip there Here: http://makingmakesmylife.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/nugget-point-lighthouse.html)

Unless you're afraid of heights, then it's just scary :)

JuanitaTortilla said...

That view from the lighthouse!!!

pastcaring said...

What a fabulous walk. Beautiful seascapes, a great big sky, and lighthouses - perfection! xxx

Louise said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place! You're so lucky to have such beautiful scenery nearby. I don't think I've ever visited a lighthouse, but I want to one day. xx

Penny-Rose said...

Wow, 8km sounds like a long walk but it was clearly worth it, your photos are amazing. I also like painted bus shelters. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Mary Lou said...

i never ever have been in a lighthouse but gosh seeing your photos i want to go right nooow! beautiful view!!

alicia said...

i just want to live there ok??? <3