Saturday, October 8, 2011

Snapshot Saturday: Postcard #6 Cape Byron Lighthouse, New South Wales


It's day 109 of our our round-the-world trip, and we only got a couple of weeks left to make the most out of our temporal residence in Suffolk Park. It's been a glum spring the past few days. So as soon as the sun peeked through the gainsboro clouds, we jumped in our beat up, borrowed car dubbed Gumby and sped off.

After a month of driving in and out of Byron Bay, for the first time, Shervin took us to the lighthouse. And as you could see, that's where we took a snapshot of the next postcard for the The Postard Project. This lighthouse built in 1901, is Australia's most powerful. It sits on Cape Byron, the most easterly point of the country's mainland.

We intended to wait for the sunset, but called it a day when we felt our tummies rumble. Good that we did, for Gumby broke down while we were rolling down hill. We didn't have to be stuck late evening in the middle of bush nowhere, waiting for NRMA to rescue us (this totally deserves a separate post).

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20 comments:

lakwatsera de primera said...
October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Is this the same car that cost you a few hundred bucks for repair?

Aleah said...
October 10, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Wooo. Love lighthouses! I've only been to a few in the Philippines but I do try to visit if there's one in the area where I'm at. And I'm sending my address! Want to receive a postcard too!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Claire, yup. So far we've spent more than the actual cost of the car :(

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Aleah, I remember your post about lighthouses! Got your address :)

Redruby said...
October 10, 2011 at 9:17 PM

nice postcard...love to watch lighthouses..and yes love to collect postcards too!

pusang kalye said...
October 11, 2011 at 12:17 AM

itong mga pa-postcard postcard posts mo na ganito.nakaka-ingget.the fact taht you have the luxury---time and money to see that world like this is a big blessing. I envy you.hehehe

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 11, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Thanks RedRuby... Whoa! Checking out your sites :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 11, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Anton, haha! It is truly a blessing. But we're also struggling to keep afloat. We do have lots of time but money, not so. Just enough to get by week by week. And well, still saving up for flights :)

Lawstude said...
October 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM

napaka-picturesque ng lighthouse, sarap kunan ng pics. great job 'coz pang post card yung kuha mo :)

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...
October 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM

sayang ang sunset... sana, nagbaon ka ng crackers muna. LOL. i bet you would have gotten a great sunset if you guys waited for it. hehe :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 11, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Aww, thanks Oman. You talaga so nice <3

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Gladys, when the sky turned orange during sunset, we were actually just 800 meters away since the car broke down. But I was too lazy to walk up again. Haha.

Elal | The Shades of Grey said...
October 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM

The lighthouse is a beauty kahit hindi during sunset and to think it is after more than a century na. :)

Gabz said...
October 12, 2011 at 3:33 AM

It could have felt frustrating to leave and not wait for the sunset. But it seems like getting hungry was a blessing in disguise. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 12, 2011 at 5:56 AM

Elal, yeah :) It's preserved well.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 12, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Gabz, it would be such hassle had it happened much later that day :(

Ed said...
October 12, 2011 at 7:52 PM

galing talaga ng postcard series mo gay. dapat may postcard photo din ng bawat PTB, tapos papicture kayo -- pasensya. bangag yung utak ko ngayon, ewan anong mga pinagsasabi ko. haha!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 13, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Ed, hahahaha! Get some sleeeeppp!

Markyramone said...
October 13, 2011 at 4:19 PM

My postcard hasn't arrived yet hehe. Poor Gumby it needs a kick ass spare parts from Banawe, QC.


Great shot of the lighthouse naks png postcards ah

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
October 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Haha! You names hasn't been drawn, Marky :p Poor Gumby needs to retire!

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