Daily Post challenge: From every angle… historic crane gantry at Cape Brett lighthouse.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

Cape Brett is a very remote and exposed headland in New Zealand. The crane gantry was essential for winching ashore supplies. Built in 1908, it served for 70 years, being dismantled after full automation of the lighthouse was completed. For more information, read our previous post about our visit to Cape Brett.

Not the usual subject matter we admit, but I was fascinated by the advanced state of decay with the extensive signs of rust caused by the salty atmosphere and the damage to the concrete structure itself. And what a location… looking out into the Pacific Ocean. These photographs were taken on a winters day. The sun was shining bright and the sea deceptively calm. Despite its functional and industrial construction, the gantry reminded me of the high diving platform at the local pool, especially as one looks out along its length.

We hope you enjoy.

Crane gantry as one climbs the jetty steps..
Crane gantry as one climbs the jetty steps..
Viewing along the gantry.
Viewing along the gantry.
As seen from above, a short distance up the cliff. In fact, the slope's overhang is so steep that you cannot see the gantry past this point. This view is from the lighthouse keepers house, now a DOC camping hut.
As seen from above, a short distance up the cliff. In fact, the slope’s overhang is so steep that you cannot see the gantry past this point. This view is from the lighthouse keepers house, now a DOC camping hut.
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