St.Mary's Lighthouse And Island by carolmw

St.Mary's Lighthouse And Island

The present lighthouse was built in 1898.It had been a coastal landmark,guiding seafarers for many years,until it was made redundant by Trinity House in 1984.It is now a museum and can be reached twice daily at low tide.There are 137 steps to the lantern room.I remember climbing them as a child,and seeing the massive lantern in action.It's size was awesome!
The previous lighthouse had stood there for over 400 years.
I used to love exploring the rockpools,as a child,looking for small crabs,etc,and children are still doing that today.
The Island and surrounding area is a small nature reserve.
I would love to visit here, it looks awesome and i love lighthouses.
August 25th, 2012  
This is beautiful!
August 25th, 2012  
Very interesting and a lovely picture.
August 25th, 2012  
This is lovely. I would love to see this.
August 25th, 2012  
Beautiful lighthouse. Great composition.
August 25th, 2012  
wow what a cool lighthouse and preserve.
August 25th, 2012  
Beautiful shot! Love the composition and the light. Interesting info. too. Fav'd.
August 25th, 2012  
Nice composition
August 28th, 2012  
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