posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox
You're thread has really got me thinking. Not just about lighthouses, but how our world has gone electronic in a big way. Whenever the power goes out
say in a grocery store, even with cash, you probably cannot even purchase anything because the "youth" of today don't know how to make change
unless the machine spells it out for them.
Now in no way am I blaming the youth as it most certainly isn't their fault, but god help us if we have a EMP that knocks out our electronics. Even
for a short while. The panic that would ensue from everything like groceries or even facebook withdrawal would be horrendous.
Back on topic, I have had the pleasure of visiting a lighthouse a few times in my life, and although it's a two hour walk through the bush to get
there, it is always worth it. The appearance of one of these light giants that seems so out of place, also looks so powerful, and puts mans presence
in a place that would seem barren without it.
I love lighthouses and hate to think that they are going to go the way of the sliderule as one day, they just might be needed, and in a hurry.
Very sad indeed..