This is the third lighthouse on this site. The stonework ruins of the first tower still remain. Completed in 1734, that lighthouse was badly damaged during the final siege of the Fortress in 1758.
Nearby, a scenic trail followed the chilly Atlantic shoreline. We both wished for warmer weather and more time to explore it, but had to settle for just standing and staring...
... and telling each other, "next time ...".
We came across this stunning piece of graffiti depicting the Fortress across the harbour, painted on a rock cut on the lighthouse road.
It was still chilly, so we had to bundle up. As the Atlantic is never warm, the surfers did too.
Happily the sun did come out, and temperatures rose as we headed to "The Ovens", toward the end of Pat's stay. Ovens, is another word for sea caves.
A beautiful trail follows the cliff edge. The closer we got to the sea caves, the more nervous the dogs became.
I realized that the water crashing into the caves, was creating a deep thrumming sound like thunder, sometimes right beneath our feet, and that was what was unsettling the dogs.
We took turns going down into this cave: one of us staying behind with the dogs.
I was unable to take a photo that did justice to the beauty of that cave, and I was frustrated to find that I could NOT figure out how to make my new-to-me camera, take a video.
The surf would pound into the narrowing cave and there would be a huge reverberation, as the volume of water wasn't able to get through the opening at the back of the cave, bouncing back out with a BOOM! and a cloud of mist.
What a spectacular location !
I would definitely recommend it to any visitors to this lovely province. Heck, I'd be happy to escort them there.
By the way,
when are you coming ?