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Cape Leeuwin

A wriggling, narrow drive out to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse this afternoon.

Cape Leeuwin is the most south-westerly point of mainland Australia. At its tip the Indian and Southern Oceans collide in a wash of deep and azure blues. It was a calm day today, but I imagine during a storm things would get super sketchy out there.

The limestone block cylindrical tower of the Lighthouse rises 39 metres and until 1982 continued to be manned, sending its sentinel light out from a huge kerosene wick lamp that revolved via a clockwork mechanism floating in a mercury bath.

Again, we had to tag-team this visit as dogs are verboten. We each took turns catching up on our online stuff whilst Juno dreamt of peeing against huge white concrete trees.

A cool little lighthouse and well worth the visit.

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