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02 November 2006

M'bashee Lighthouse

This lighthouse is a 14 Meter high lattice tower. The lighthouse keeper Kaya Rasmeni was born at the lighthouse while his father was the keeper. He himself started working at the lighthouse from age 19 in 1973. He then took over as lighthouse keeper in 1994. This is where the Oceanis went down on the 04 Aug 1991 and the place where I'm staying (The Haven) accommodated the survivors. It is run by Chris and Denise Hawkins who are great hosts. They showed me the site of the original lighthouse. This place is worth a visit!!! A 4x4 is recommended. There is a 60 km stretch of usually gravel road. It is now MUD!!!