About the Lighthouse
“Premier Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia made the decision to locate the Lighthouse at this point on Cape Leeuwin, and in 1895 construction began.
The lighthouse itself is built of hand-carved tamala limestone which was quarried just a few kilometres away at Quarry Bay and transported to the lighthouse construction site by a temporary railway. The train was not powered, It was pulled by horses the 1.2km (as the crow flies) to the lighthouse site.
Amazingly, the lighthouse was constructed in only one year and was opened by Premier Forrest in 1896.” (https://www.margaretriverwesternaustralia.com.au/locations/cape-leeuwin-lighthouse)
After lunch we drove about one hour south to Augusta Western Australia. Here was a famous lighthouse sitting at the southernmost tip of Australia. The lighthouse is called Cape Leeuwin. This location is also where the Indian and Southern Oceans join. They say certain times of the years we can see the combining of seas, however today this did not happen. Michael and I spent about 45 minutes here walking around the area taking photos. Here is a website link with more information regarding this lighthouse. This was a treat for me because I love lighthouses. http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/wa/Cape%!L(MISSING)eeuwin/Cape%!L(MISSING)eeuwin.htm