The light house at Cape Horn

The light house at Cape Horn

Unlike many of our lighthouses – this one is staffed. The light keeper and his family on hand to greet visitors. I guess they don’t get too many of those as it is a bit of a mission to get here. I simply can’t imagine what it must have been like for those early sailors trying to round this desolate coast line in their tiny sailing ships. Sometimes it took months to navigate this part of the ocean due to the prevailing westerly winds which kept blowing them back to the Atlantic side.

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