Looking down

Here’s some quick photos I took today.  I was working on the mast wiring as the wiring conduit has come loose and noticed some fish swimming by.  I was too slow to catch them either for dinner or with the camera but these guys were still about.  We’re in about 6 feet of water here and you can see the bottom like it’s an inch deep.

 

Hopetown lighthouse

Skylark is anchored outside Hopetown again.  There’s a songwriter’s festival here this week but I’m not going in tonight.  

I took a walk up the lighthouse today.  It was built in 1863 and it’s reported that some of the locals tried to sabotage it because they were afraid it would interfere with their livelihood of salvaging wrecks.  Hmmm, they seem friendly enough.

 

There’s a magnificent view from the top.  Incidentally this is the only kerosene lit manually operated lighthouse in the world.  Go Hometown!