I was amused to overhear a comment by a tourist visiting the Robe Lighthouse this week – ” that doesn’t look like a lighthouse to me!”
It is true that this lighthouse, on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, an area with a long history of shipwrecks, isn’t the traditional shape. It is a product of it’s time, being built in 1972.
It is fully automated and so doesn’t have the romantic aspect of lighthouse keepers….
Prior to the establishment of this lighthouse, the only other navigational aid to this busy port, was the Obelisk, which could be seen 20 miles out to sea. One day, the continuing erosion, will take this local landmark out to sea.
It’s not the jagged rocks that you see that are so dangerous – it’s the ones you don’t see!
“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” Dwight L. Moody
Which ever way you look at it, it has to be reassuring to know that there’s something to warn you of dangers ahead!
What acts as your own Lighthouse?