Wordless Wednesday: Cleveland Point Lighthouse

December 10, 2014
Cleveland Point Lighthouse

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.

Cleveland Point Lighthouse

Cleveland Point Lighthouse
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.

Moreton Bay - Cleveland

Wall of The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland
The photograph above is a little alcove near the entrance to The Lighthouse Restaurant.  It caught my eye with its quirkiness.  I wonder what they used to display in that cabinet?

I decided to experiment with a bit of black and white and monochrome for the next lot of photos.

The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland
The Lighthouse Restaurant (from one angle – tide out)

Wall of The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland
Love this wall on the outside of the restaurant.

Outside - The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland
Icecream, Coffee, Fish ‘n’ Chips anyone?

Entrance - The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland
Main entrance to restaurant.  Lots of beautiful timbers!  You can see straight through to the water.

Empty Kegs
Loved the empty kegs all stacked up against the fence!

Ciao for now,

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[Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday]

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14 Comments

  • Reply ladydaadoo December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wonderful photographs. It’s lucky you were able to return the following week to capture these. it would be amazing to see what it looks like when the water is all choppy 🙂

    • Reply Min December 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you! I think the photographs of when the water was choppy would have been awesome! The water looked a bit brown but it was wild and I love wild water 🙂 x

  • Reply ann December 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Wow, these are great photos. What a cool place for lunch.

    • Reply Min December 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Ann – it’s a beautiful place for lunch. I didn’t take any photographs of inside the restaurant or the view from the tables in the restaurant unfortunately – but trust me – the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very uplifting and restorative 🙂 x

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young December 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Love these photos Min. I went to the beach today with bub and went to take some photos and I only got 2 before my phone said the memory card was full (guess I have to delete some cos I have over 2000 on there, whoops). I’ll have to go visit this lighthouse its cool.

    • Reply Min December 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Toni! Oh what a pain about your memory card being full! At least you got two I suppose! That’s happened to me too! When I went back to Cleveland for the second time I made sure I had everything covered that time: I charged the battery, I deleted all old photo’s off the memory card, AND I checked that the memory card was actually in the camera this time! Doh! You so should go for a visit to Cleveland Point. Make it a lunch outing and have lunch at the restaurant. That lighthouse is actually the tiniest lighthouse I have ever seen. It is mega cute! 🙂 xo

  • Reply Deborah December 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Oh Min, those photos are stunning. The colour ones are beautiful but the black and white ones are breathtaking!

    Amazing!

    • Reply Min December 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Thank you so much Deb. I’ll take any positive feedback on my photographs I can get coz I tend to pick them apart myself! 😉 xo

  • Reply Jaime Lue December 11, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Absolutely beautiful photography! Nicely done. I’m loving that tree growing right through the roof. Too cool. I found your blog through the Wordless Wednesday Link Up at My Little Drummer Boys.

    • Reply Min December 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Thank you Jaime. Yes it’s lovely how they built the roof around that tree 🙂 x

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama December 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    We had some wedding photos taken on the old Cleveland Jetty near the Court House restaurant. Six months later it was demolished!

    • Reply Min December 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      That’s a shame isn’t it! I don’t think I ever saw the Cleveland Jetty?!

  • Reply Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me December 17, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I missed these photos last week – they are lovely! Reminds of a lot of NZ 🙂 x

    • Reply Min December 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Em! Fancy them reminding you of NZ. I’ve never been there but I think of NZ as rolling green hills and big beautiful lakes 🙂 xo

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