Lighthouse Day!

Today, August 7th, is National Lighthouse Day in the United States. (But I, Marvelous am pawticipating, even though I am a Canadian). To go to the blog hop and see loads of other lighthouses, click on Arty, Jakey and Rosie’s Badge. They are hosting the blog hop!

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Mom lived in a most beautiful place on the West Coast of Vancouver Island called Sooke. And one place she LOVED to visit was the Sheringham Lighthouse. To get to the Sheringham Lighthouse, you take Sooke Road (BC 14 – West Coast Road) west for approximately 15.6 km or 9.6 miles beyond Sooke. You then watch for the yellow traffic sign for the Fire Hall. When you see the Community Hall and Fire Hall on the left side of the road – watch for Sheringham Point Road and when you get there, you turn left. You continue to the parking lot (on the right). And then watch for the trail head sign. You then walk down to the lighthouse.

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Built in 1912 following the fatal wreck of the SS Valencia six years earlier, it is still used for navigation. It is now managed by the Sheringham Lighthouse Society and is being refurbished. You can find all kinds of information about it and take a virtual tour on their website.

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Right by the lighthouse is one of Kokanee’s  (a before Woofy) FAVORITE swimming beaches, called FLEA BEACH! Mom says Cinnamon did not see any when they were there with her this spring.

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One last look at the lighthouse!

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If you are ever on Vancouver Island, this lighthouse is well worth the visit! It is about an hour and a half from Victoria. And if you want to make it as a Lunch destination, the Shirley Delishious restaurant on Sheringham Point Road is the best!

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And me and the Lighthouse did a joke just for

Comedy Plus and Happy Tuesday!

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Purrs

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Lighthouse Day!

  1. Oh Marv that is a beautiful lighthouse in a most beautiful location. I think it would be super fun to visit it! Lighthouses do a BIG JOB to help ships stay safe at sea. We also love your joke today -you are quite the JOKESTER my friend!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  2. That’s an interesting Lighthouse, it looks like a ‘proper’ one as well with its red and white stripes.
    Hehe, Marv, you have a joke fur every occasion!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xx

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  3. While i knew it was National Lighthouse Day, i had no idea about the blog hop for it, i will look out next year and maybe post a picture of the lighthouse i climbed in Pensacola.

    That’s a beauty up there, if i lived nearby i would want to visit also.

    Thanks for the funny joke, i enjoyed it, and Happy Tuesday!

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  4. Oooh, we need to “go back”, update our post with a lighthouse … they are awesome THINGS!
    (tho the human remembers getting siiiicckk climbing up one at Cape Hatteras … turns out
    she was wif-child but did not know … tee hee) …
    Anywayz: while out there in the water Marv, watch out for Mr Lock Knees

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  5. Marv…Sheringham Lighthouse is gorgeous and we love the red roof and architecture is so pretty. We can surely see why your Mom loves it too. MOLMOL we loved your funny conversation with the light house too
    Thank you for joining us today…on this wonderful Blogville lighthouse day!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  6. I love lighthouses and we always stop to explore. Such wonderful history they all have.

    I loved your funny, Marv. You’re most clever.

    Have a purrfect Happy Tuesday, Marv. My best to your mom. ♥

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  7. Love your lighthouse joke Marv! Lighthouses do have sort of a romance to them and beauty. We have lighthouses too. Never got farther than Nanaimo as I was visiting someone there frequently back in the old days. Loved the ferry ride from Vancouver to Nanaimo.

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  8. The Island Cats

    Lighthouses are so cool, Marv. Thanks for telling us about this one. We have one on our island, though it’s not used anymore.

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  9. Our pawrents were married in Lighthouse Park 🙂
    That is a lovely lighthouse and we hope to visit it one day soon xx

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  10. What a gorgeous lighthouse!! We are going to make sure Mama puts the on our list!
    We sure are enjoying seeing all the beautiful lighthouses around Blogville!! Thanks for hopping with us!

    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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