My sister and I had lunch at The Lighthouse Restaurant at Cleveland Point a couple of weeks ago. It was a really windy day, the tide was in and the bay was very choppy and as a result, quite brown in colour! We had a beautiful lunch, enjoyed the sound of the water and soaked up the atmosphere. I had taken my camera with the intention of taking some photographs after lunch and that I did. However, when we got back to the car and I went to scroll back through my photo’s I discovered that there had been no memory card in the camera! My camera is a little weird in that it doesn’t alert me to the fact there is no memory card in it. Long story! Anyhoo, we decided that we would return the following week so that I could get my photos! We didn’t have lunch the second time but we did take the time for a coffee. This time it was a calmer day, the bay was blue but the tide was out. Here are some photo’s from that day.
The Cleveland Point Lighthouse was built by the Queensland Government around 1864 and is the only remaining timber-structured, timber-clad 19th century lighthouse in Moreton Bay. It was an experimental design and one of only three hexagonal lighthouses erected in Moreton Bay. It is the only clearly visible physical reminder of Cleveland Point’s role in early shipping in Moreton Bay. Many other structures were built on Cleveland Point such as jetties and buildings but the lighthouse is the only structure that is still standing. This lighthouse lit the point until it was replaced in 1975 by the concrete light.
I decided to experiment with a bit of black and white and monochrome for the next lot of photos.
Ciao for now,
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