I’m responsible for seven light beacons and one lighthouse. I can monitor all of them remotely from Treedle, where I live. Everything is automatic these days, which means no resident staff, but some regular maintenance and checking is required. I visit the light every Tuesday.
I unlock the gate, drive over the Wishing Stream bridge and jump out again to relock the gate. Driving up the headland to the light in a 4x4 is easy; but when the weather is bad I turn back. I park the car in a shelter and climb up to the lamp room.
Today I clean and polish the glass lenses; there is less work now with modern lighting.