Mise Tales Twenty-Eight


For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

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Has anyone seen the movie released in 2009 entitled The Lovely Bones? It features a fictitious lighthouse marking the entrance way to heaven in a thoroughly entertaining film.

“Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.” – IMDb

There is one strange thing about this lighthouse – the light in the lantern revolves counter-clockwise (CCW)! This is most unusual and there are only a few lighthouses in the world that revolve CCW, the majority revolving clockwise (CW).

A couple I found were in Australia. Does anyone know the whys and wherefores of CW vs CCW rotation of the lamp? I think this deserves further investigation and maybe a future article. Thanks for any help you can contribute.


Lennard Island lighthouse

A surfer makes a cut while on top of a wave at Cox Bay in Tofino.
– photo by Dave Blackey, All Canada Photos



The following photo showed up on the National Geographic travel website. It was advertising the area around Tofino, British Columbia, on Vancouver island. In the left background is an oft-photographed lighthouses – Lennard Island. The article introduction says:



By Taylor Kennedy

Highway 4 leads right up to the First Street Dock in British Columbia’s Tofino, a hamlet on Clayoquot Sound off Canada’s west coast. But getting that far takes a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, followed by a three-hour, white-knuckle drive into the mist, around hairpin curves, and through Pacific Rim National Park Reserveto the ocean. . . . more


Spirit Bear -  Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian PressPart of what the lighthouse keepers, and many other British Columbia groups are trying to protect:

Photos: The spirit of B.C.’s Great Bear Rain Forest

Spirit bears, grizzly bears, black bears and all sorts of wildlife and natural vistas await visitors to Great Bear Rain Forest in B.C. – The Vancouver Sun


It is interesting, at least to me, that when I see a lighthouse in a movie I want to know what it is called, is it manned and where it is located.

Slangkop Lighthouse near KommetjieI just finished watching the 2006 Steven Seagal movie Mercenary for Justice and there was a large white lighthouse on the beach near Cape Town, South Africa.

After a bit of Googling I found it is is called the Slangkop Lighthouse, It is almost one hundred (100) years old and thirty-three (33) meters high! Now you know too!


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