The Buried Lighthouse on St Peter’s Harbour

This lighthouse is now surrounded by sand dunes so it sits in a pit.  It is no longer in use.  It is situated along the same beach we normally go to (Lakeside beach) but further down towards Morell.

On approach
On approach

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Old dock or wharf
Old dock or wharf
Some beautiful Cattails
Some beautiful Cattails

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Fluffy seeds
Tiny little seeds attached to fluff

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It sits in a pit
view from the side
view from the side
Approaching a decaying wharf
Approaching a decaying wharf
The white wood looks a bit like bones...
Looks a bit like bones sticking up out of the sand.
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Giant rusty nails still holding vertical posts to log laying horizontally (left of Chris).

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View of the old wharf from the other side: it measured 50-60 feet long
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Looking East:  Greenwich National Park is on the left, center is St Peters (a village) and around the corner to the right, hidden from view is Morell.
Looking towards St Peter's, a small village on the other side of the harbour
Looking towards St Peter’s, a small village on the other side of the harbour.  Its big white church is clearly visible from so far away (this is zoomed in).
Walking West back to the car
Walking West
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Walking back over the dunes to the lighthouse
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Trail back to the buried lighthouse
Does anyone need a shrubbery? (Monty Python reference)
Does anyone need a shrubbery? (Monty Python reference)  Chris in center.
Drive back inland
Drive back inland, looking East
Lots of these flowers along the dirt road
Lots of these flowers along the dirt road

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Late afternoon sun streaming through thick forest
Late afternoon sun streaming through old thick forest.
Squirrel investigating us intruders
Squirrel investigating us intruders while chomping on a meal
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Old Man’s Beard? Cool anyway.  Definitely lends to the aged feeling of this wood.
Doesn't it feel like spirits live here? Perhaps tree spirits
Doesn’t it feel like spirits live here? Perhaps tree spirits
My favourite: so lovely, seeing sunlight through a crack in the trees.
My favourite: so lovely, seeing sunlight through a crack in the trees.