I was all set to write a post this evening about hibiscus flowers when I found out that 51º South posted a new episode in their series of documentaries on the Falkland Islands.
So, the hibiscus flowers will have to wait for another day.
Here is a picture that I took of the Cape Pembroke Lighthouse that is featured in 51º South: No.5 Charlie the Lightkeeper.
My sister and I were in the Falkland Islands during a cruise we took to Antarctica a couple years ago. We had a nice visit and really enjoyed the great scenery.
The Cape Pembroke lighthouse is near the easternmost point of the Falkland Islands. I took this picture from Gypsy Cove which is about four miles away from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is 18 meters tall. The original lighthouse was built in 1855 and then rebuilt in 1906. If you watch the 51º South documentary you will hear about the part that the lighthouse played in the Falklands War. The interview with Charlie the Lightkeeper is very interesting and the 51º South team did a great job with the filming and editing of the segment.
I would recommend watching all of the episodes if you would like to learn more about the unique culture of the Falkland Islands.
I hope that you enjoy the 51º South documentaries as much as I have.
p.s. I also want to thank Anglophonism for nominating me for a Reader Appreciation Award today. I always enjoy reading the wonderful entries about the English language at Anglophonism. I will fulfill the requirements for accepting the award when I return from vacation and have more time to think about which blogs I want to pass the nomination on to.