The European explorer James Cook gave the name of Castle Point to this area because of the 162 metre high Castle Rock.
The tilted rocky ledge which extends out from Castle Rock creates a sheltered lagoon which is ideal for recreational boating, as well as being an ideal fishing spot. The rocks also contain more than 70 species of fossil shells.
The Castlepoint Lighthouse warns shipping traffic of the treacherous rugged coastline which it overlooks.
New Zealand, North Island, The Wairarapa, Castle Rock, Castlepoint, Castle Point Lighthouse
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS D60, aperture of f/4.0, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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