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Postby Colin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:44 pm


We had a climbing trip to San Vito lo Capo in Sicily.
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Postby island » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:56 am


This lighthouse displays two lights. One with a white flash every 5 seconds; range 25 nautical miles, 148 feet focal plane. The second lower light is an iso red light, 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, seen to north, range 6 nautical miles, 41 feet focal plane.

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Postby MontaukPoint » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:19 am


THanks for posting.

For those interested in WW2, apparently the cape was extensively bombed during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. A few years ago the locals pulled a Bf-109 German fighter out of the ocean. It looks like the lighthouse didn't receive any damage, though.
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Postby Colin » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:09 pm


I've sorted out my photos now.
I think the building in the fifth shot is a bunker from WW2, it is floodlit at night but I didn't manage to get a photo of it then. There is a small 15th century building behind it.

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Postby Colin » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:27 am


Another photo.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:27 am


Wow...That is Awesome.
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