Cape Byron Lighthouse

Winter is upon us! And while Byron may be famous for its balmy summer weather, Lexis students Mirco and Erika discovered today that the winter has its great beauty too.

Braving a cold southerly wind, we climbed to the top of Cape Byron Lighthouse and were rewarded with spectacular moody views across the bay to Mount Warning and all the way down Tallows Beach to Broken Head.

At the museum, we learned about the history of the lighthouse and were amazed to discover that the light, visible for almost fifty kilometres, is powered by a single tiny globe refracted through a giant crystal lens! Mirco experienced first hand the surprising weight of a single whale vertebrae.

And although we didn’t see any whales in the water today, we’re pretty sure we spotted a shark swirling around in the depths. Awesome!

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