Keeping the Harbour Safe

Bean Rock Lighthouse / Te Toka a Kapatawa

Guarding the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour, this sole surving wave-washed wooden cottage-type lighthouse was built in 1870 – 1871. It was first lit by a kerosene lamp on July 24, 1871, and has been shining almost constantly ever since.

In 1985, the “cottage” was lifted off and renovated. The original pilings were replaced, and after 5 months, the lighthouse was replaced, and is still shining bright.

I go past this twice a day during my commute, and often marvel at it. Hardly ever the same, due to wind, wave, tide, cloud, sun and rain, and other elements, here are some shots form this morning, with the sun breaking through the clouds, and Bean Rock basking in the early evening sunshine.

Bean Rock in the Morning

Bean Rock in the Morning

Bean Rock in the Afternoon

Bean Rock in the Afternoon

 

Live, laugh, love.

(And may the day give you cause to smile)

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