Signal Station on Cave Rock
The signal station at the top of Cave Rock was used to signal vessels approaching the Sumner bar (otherwise known as the Heathcote bar) when the wharf at Ferrymead was used to unload cargo for Christchurch in the 19th century. They must have had some problems getting vessels with any draft at all over that bar! The station itself is quite small, but is iconic, a popular symbol of Sumner.
I've got visitors arriving this afternoon, for 3 days, so it was a quick effort this morning, getting a blip pic! Down to the beach again . . . . . . .