Fascinating video about a lighthouse keeper gives me goosebumps

There is no music in this short. No narration. Just the sounds of the daily routine of one of the last lighthouse keepers in the world: Leonardo Da Costa. He maintains the lighthouse at Cabo Polonio, Uruguay, a dangerous coast full of sunken ships. If you experience ASMR, you are going to love this.


Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in Cabo Polonio, a remote cape in a stretch of Uruguayan coastline rich in shipwrecks and sunken treasures.

Cabo Polonio's light has been guiding ships since 1881, and Da Costa is the latest in a long line of watchmen who have operated the tower with care and attention. He leads an unassuming life, the tranquility of the almost intact landscape keeping him company. Serenity and silence merge with the daily tasks and chores he carries out. Da Costa represents a rare profession that still survives in a few countries.

Take some time to appreciate a gentle and enlightening way of life, for once it is gone, it will be missed.

It is a solitary life, sure, but I really envy him.

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My great grandfather was a lighthouse keeper/custodian at Högbonden along the high coast in Sweden, he started out in 1913 and finished of in 1942. During vinter there was no way of getting off/to the island (because of the ice conditions, ice packed together by the currents and stuff reached almost half way up to the house in some winters) so they lived there, in summertime they lived in a small village 15 minutes away by boat. The house in the village is still owned by the family and i go there every 5 years or so, most has been kept intact so it's like traveling in time.