Sunday, August 24, 2008

skyline from sea

The skyline of PE is very different, now, to the bleak hills rising out of sand dunes which confronted the 1820 settlers. This is the view as you are entering the harbour and approaching the yacht basin. The early forefathers were responsible for many of the striking features which are so familiar on the horizon. The Donkin Lighthouse and Pyramid are real icons of PE, as are the Campanile and many of the old Church steeples. To the Right on Richmond Hill, you can see the steeple of what was originally the church used by the London Missionary Society when most of Richmond Hill was bare, except for the mud huts of the harbour workers. It is now an NG Church.

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