I was compelled to pick up a copy of Weathered Bones by Michele Powels, a NZ book partly about the ghost of Eliza, a female lighthouse keeper at Pencarrow Heads about 150 years ago.
My Great Great Grandparents were at briefly at Pencarrow as keeper and wife around the early 1870s. My Great Great Grandmother’s name was a Eliza(beth). So of course I had to read this book.
Pencarrow Lighthouse viewed from across the entrance to Wellington Harbour. (1880) by Arthur Haylock
My great great grandparents kept 10 different lights all around NZ, and as their children got older they married into local families. My Great Grandfather stopped at Waipapa (which is very near the southern most point of the South Island) and he and my grandfather often worked as relieving keepers at that light.
Trees at Slope Point (near Waipapa) – its windy there
I love lighthouses.