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The Nugget Point Lighthouse

Nothing but open seas and Antartica lie beyond Nugget Point and the Nugget Point lighthouse, located in the Catlins of South Island, New Zealand. The intriguing vertical stripes of the rock stacks and cliffs are layers of sedimentary rock that formed horizontally under the sea, then uplifted and tilted over time. The “nuggets” are some of these sedimentary rocks the jut along side Nugget Point Lighthouse and out in front of it.  Rugged, rugged, lonely, lonely.  A long ways from home, and strikingly beautiful !!

 

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins, sea stack
Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins
Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins
Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins
Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins

 

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins,Nugget Point

nuggets

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins, New Zealand spoonbills

 

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Catlins, Nugget Point yellow eyed penguins