50 knot winds on the far south west tip of WA

Cape Leewin is the windiest part of Western Australia. It's the place where the Southern and Indian Ocean's meet. There have been 23 ships wrecked off Cape Leewin but only one since the lighthouse was built 100+ years ago (a visionary decision by the Perth Colony unsupported by the Eastern Colonies).

Although the winds were only 27 knots when we were there, they told us stories of the lighthouse keepers cat being blown off the top landing of the lighthouse and being blown several hundred meters through the air and landing bruised and shaken half a kilometer away.

Cathie had a nice time in the coffee shop while the kids and I climbed the lighthouse.

Lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin, the corner of the continent. Southern vs Indian Oceans.