Went up to Sunnydale again today so bypassed Kommetjie on the way back to work & took another shot at the Slangkop Lighthouse.
I liked the shot I took earlier this month but today I could get nearer whilst clambering over the rocks so you can see more of the lighthouse itself!
I find lighthouses so interesting & this is a really great one, by the way Slangkop means Snake Head!!
The lighthouse is the tallest cast iron lighthouse in South Africa & was built in 1914, it became fully automated in 1979 & there is still a lighthouse keeper maintaining the tower!
It was first commissioned by Sir Francis Hely-Hutchinson (Governor of The Cape of Good Hope) to safeguard against shipwrecks on the rocky shore. It emits four flashes every 30 seconds with a candlepower brightness of 5 000 000 C.D. on a focal plane of 41m above high tide.
The tower's light shimmers 33 nautical miles out to sea from its 33 M circular construction.