A lovely warm, sunny winter's day yesterday, so I drove to our nearby lighthouse at Smoky Cape. I like to go on a cloudless day because the white of the lighthouse and buildings is such a great contrast with the blue of the sky. The light was built in 1891 and is still active. It's the highest light in the state of New South Wales and directs boats towards the entrance to the nearby Macleay River, which features occasionally in my project. Smoky Cape was so named by Captain Cook in 1770 as he passed on his voyage of discovery along the east coast of Australia. The smoke that captured his interest was from the many fires of Aboriginal tribes in the hills on the mainland, which were a popular tribal meeting place. The buildings you can see used to house the lighthouse keeper and his staff but are now rented out by National Parks for holiday accommodation.