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Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, WA

Location: Augusta, WA, Australia

The most south-westerly lighthouse in Australia and where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean.

The elevation of the light is 56 meters above Mean Tide Level and is constructed of local stone.

Cape Leeuwin lighthouse

Looking to the north, there are three keepers cottages and auxilliary granite buildings

The lens is made of lead crystal and magnifies the 1000 watt bulb to be seen for 25 nautical miles. Until 1982, the lens was rotated by a counter weight driving clockwork mechanism and the beacon was powered by kerosene!

Looking to the south and Passage Rock - the arbitrary line where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet.

Looking down to the southeast.

The viewing platform is reached by 176 steps..... designed for people with short feet!

Indian Ocean surf!

And nothing but the Southern Ocean between here and Antarctica!

We had the most gorgeous day to be at Cape Leeuwin.

From here, we turn north toward home.........

Passage Rock - where the two oceans meet.



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Cape Leeuwin lighthouse

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The elevation of the light is 56 meters above Mean Tide Level and is constructed of local stone.

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The lens is made of lead crystal and magnifies the 1000 watt bulb to be seen for 25 nautical miles. Until 1982, the lens was rotated by a counter weight driving clockwork mechanism and the beacon was powered by kerosene!

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Looking to the north, there are three keepers cottages and auxilliary granite buildings

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Looking down to the southeast.

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Looking to the south and Passage Rock - the arbitrary line where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet.

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Indian Ocean surf!

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The viewing platform is reached by 176 steps..... designed for people with short feet!

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We had the most gorgeous day to be at Cape Leeuwin.

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And nothing but the Southern Ocean between here and Antarctica!

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Passage Rock - where the two oceans meet.

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From here, we turn north toward home.........