Friday, September 27, 2013

The lighthouse keeper.

 
 
Up I climb, up the slippery steps.
My thighs are burning, but finally I spy what I'm looking for.
The lighthouse.
 
 
I rest against the tower and gaze out to sea.
I hear the buildings whisper to me, "He is here, he is here".
Or is it the wind?
 
 
 
 
My eyes search the bush.
The towns people spoke of a secret path........
The trees sigh, "Follow, follow"
 
 
Stumbling along the path my foot catches a rock
I trip and find,
The Lighthouse Keepers grave.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Photos by Debs, taken in July 2013, of Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the grave of it's first keeper, George Mulhull, who died in 1885.

*Unknowingly, I wrote this post at the very time that the lighthouse was being threatened by a bush fire.  My thanks to the fire fighters for saving part of our history.



9 comments:

  1. Beautiful lighthouse and great panorama.

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  2. Hard climb but so worth the view:-)

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  3. Thanks Debs ! I love this pictures of the lighthouse !!! :o) So beautiful view !!!!
    Kisses from Thailand ! :o)

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  4. Thanks Nancy. What I didn't realise when I was writing this post was at the same time the lighthouse was being threatened by a huge bushfire. Thankfully it has been saved by some very brave fire fighters.

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  5. Light houses are such grand guardians with many stories to tell.

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  6. If only those walls could talk.....
    :)

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  7. Very nicely written narration of your search for the keeper, Debs.
    I like lighthouses. But I don't remember many if any in Sydney. We were there this January for a few days. Mrs. Jim and I both like Sydney.
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    1. They're here, but you need to know where to look. This lighthouse is in Palm Beach which is in the North end of Sydney. I hope you enjoyed your stay here :-)

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  8. Sorry I am so late in returning your comment. I too like dogs. I believe they get better treatment now than they did back in 1887.
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