Monday, April 30, 2018
Good old Cape Reinga
First time I've ever visited this spot in my life - strange considering I lived in Northland for 20 years. Anyway Cape Reinga is the northernmost tip at the northern end of the north island. The nearest town, Kaitaia is about 100km away. The Maori people believe that the the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld.
This area is considered to be the separation marker between the Tasman sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the right. The lighthouse was built in 1941 and first lit in May of that year - in 1987 the lighthouse was fully automated and there was no further need for lighthouse keepers to be there.
Linking up with Our World Tuesday.