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South Africa - Cape Point - Old lighthouse

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About 3 weeks ago we missed out on Robbeneiland as the sea was too high so the ferry could not go out.
Trying to turn a disappointment - got up early on a Sunday for nothing :p - into something good, we drove down the peninsula to Cape Point instead.

Cape Point
Together with the Cape of Good Hope this rocky cape forms the southern extremity of the Cape Peninsula - with Cape Town and Table Mountain occupying the northern end.

Neither of these is the southern-most point of Africa though (that is Cape Agulhas to the east-southeast) and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans do not meet here either (but somewhere in between here and Agulhas).
Nothing interesting then, you say? Think again: the appearance of the cape and the view from it are simply impressive ;-)

The lighthouse on top of the rocks is the old lighthouse. It has been replaced at the beginning of the 20th century because of - and this is ironic, don't you think - it was "too" visible!
Ships on their way down the coast would see it from too far away and turn too early, wrecking on the treacherous rocks around it.

The new lighthouse can just be spotted behind the lower rocks (see note in the picture).

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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called windmills :), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Wonderful picture of nature
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  14. NataThe3 40 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous capture!

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    The sky is fantastic... gorgeous shot, my friend! Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaav!

  16. Jeff Rose Photography 38 months ago | reply

    Wow this is spectacular!!

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