Self-Guided Lighthouse Tour at Great Inagua

There is a beautiful lighthouse at Matthew Town and we were able to take a self-guided tour simply by walking inside and signing the guestbook. Our friend, George, shared with us that up until last year this lighthouse still ran on kerosene and was maintained by a keeper; now it is electric. George was a bit saddened by this because kerosene lighthouses are few and far between these days. Still, it is a beautiful sight by night and day and we were excited to check it out.

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Welcome!

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These stairs gave us cruisers quite a workout! Hi, Matt & Jess…we’re catching our breath but I’m sure we’ll make it up to you soon!

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Pause to examine how these tanks may have operated for the kerosene lamp.

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One more steep climb…

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Don’t look down!

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View of the salt ponds.

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On our walk to/from the lighthouse we spotted some wildlife. This little hawk posed for a photo shoot.

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The roosters weren’t quite as patient, but we still captured a glimpse of this guy.

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This wild donkey isn’t so wild anymore…I think someone is holding onto him for supper! Poor donkey, I feel a rescue mission coming on!

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