Week #42 – Plantagenet Battery – Pt. King Lighthouse, Albany

This week I thought I would stay somewhat with an ANZAC theme and show you some of the lesser known Lower Forts, or Plantagenet Battery as they are also known, and of course, the Point King Lighthouse.  These heritage listed buildings are found just off the boardwalk connecting Ellen Cove and the Port and are easily accessible by either foot or bike.  Originally, the forts were designed to protect the harbour and town from raids from the ocean during WWI.  The Point King Lighthouse was built by the British Government in 1858 to aid the passage of cargo and passenger ships.  These buildings are quite amazing to explore, especially because they sit in such a beautiful location.  Oh, and the door – I’m not sure about that.  It stands alone in the bush barring entry to some long gone secret place.

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