The Fisguard Lighthouse is a favourite place to visit on our trips to British Columbia. I can’t believe that I haven’t shared photos from this place. As I just completed a craft of a photo of the lighthouse decoupaged onto a shell, this is the perfect time to share both.
A few years ago our granddaughter said this was the place she wanted to visit with us. So on a foggy September day off we went to climb the stairs leading up to the lighthouse and then to climb the circular stairs inside. Naturally we had to count the stairs as we went up and down. Lots of exercise that day!
Fort Rodd, a National Historic Site, also includes the lighthouse. This was a coastal artillery site built in the 1890’s to defend the naval base in Victoria. As you walk around you can see canons, artillery and information signage telling you all about what life used to like there. The naval base is still in use and you can frequently see navy vessels when you visit the Esquimalt Lagoon.
I decoupaged a photo of the lighthouse onto a shell that was found at the Esquimalt Lagoon, almost next door to the lighthouse. I came across the photo in a magazine and cut it out because it would fit this craft perfectly.
The shell is almost 12.3 cm. (5 inches) across by 8.5 cm (2.5 inches) high. We found an even bigger shells 16 cm (6.5 inches) x 11 cm (4.5 inches) which we use as a soap dish.
There is a coastal theme in the bathroom with printed photos of various lighthouses, rocks and shells and sea glass collected from beaches mainly in BC, and lighthouses. So this shell will fit in very well.
Other shell crafts:
Nature crafts – using shells, rocks, driftwood, sea glass, pinecones