Roman Rock lighthouse

Roman Rock lighthouse

Roman Rock lighthouse
Roman Rock lighthouse

A recent dive to Castor Rock gave us the opportunity to see the beautiful Roman Rock lighthouse at the entrance to Simon’s Town harbour from the sea. The lighthouse was erected in 1861, and a lighthouse keeper used to live there, but it’s now fully automated. Roman Rock itself is submerged at high tide but sticks out of the sea at low water.

There are incredible pictures of this lighthouse in Gerald Hoberman’s book Lighthouses of South Africa. I was thrilled to be able to capture it from several different angles while we waited for the other divers to finish their dive.

Roman Rock lighthouse from the sea
Roman Rock lighthouse from the sea

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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