HOLE-IN-THE-WALL ABACO

HOLE-IN-THE-WALL LIGHTHOUSE, ABACO, BAHAMAS

Like marriage, this expedition is not by any to be undertaken lightly or ill-advisedly… Driving to the lighthouse at Hole-in-the-Wall involves a 15-mile (each way) return journey on a track south from the Highway. It starts promisingly but gradually turns nasty as the track degenerates. Rental cars are banned; realistically, it can only be done in a truck. We took a truck… I don’t want to be unduly off-putting but we were still considering turning back at mile 14. Especially at mile 14. 

This is what you will find when (if?) you reach the end of the road…

Park here. Mind the rocks. Far from advisable to continue further…

Hole-in-the-wall Lighthouse and outbuildings

The Entrance

Renovation still (2013) in planning stages…

Land’s End – the southern tip of Great Abaco – a good place for whale-watching

The internal staircase – access is easy, the door isn’t even kept shut let alone locked

Courtesy of batfa242 / Panoramio who braved the dodgy-looking spiral staircase in the lighthouse, here is a shot of ‘Land’s End’ taken across the lamp and through the glass. Many thanks for use permission – it makes me regret not having had the spirit of adventure to make the climb… Double-click for a detailed view, including the in-built fresnel lens…

POST SCRIPT: I am grateful to Marinas.com for permission to download this aerial image of Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse and its outbuildings, looking towards the southern tip of Abaco. They have generously enabled a completely cost and watermark-free download. I have added the © detail. Thanks, guys. 

 

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