Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I have been away for a few days, visiting family and spending a few days with good friends in Northumberland so apologies to you who critiqued my photographs and I have not responded. I will do my best to catch up.

This is St. Mary's Lighthouse, which is close to the place where we stayed. Although no longer operational, it does make a strong focal point from the cliff top.

It did not surprise me that a lighthouse was necessary, for the tops of rocks were evident all around the lighthouse and the bay. The lighthouse was like a guardian angel in the sea.

Here is information about the lighthouse from Wikipedia:
St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny Bait Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.

While it no longer functions as a working lighthouse, it is easily accessible (when the tide is out) and is open to visitors and has a small museum, a visitor's centre, and a cafe.

The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 by the John Miller company of Tynemouth, using 645 blocks of stone and 750,000 bricks. It was built on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light would have acted as a guide to passing ships. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1984 and stands at 38-metre (125 ft.) in height.

I wish you a great day, Bev :-)

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