Lighthouse

A Faroese Lighthouse – The Faroe Islands

I loved the location of this little lighthouse, although I have no idea where I took the photo, I think not far from the capital.  Really it is the location that makes the lighthouse and I have added it to my lighthouse category, maybe one day someone will tell me.

Iceland Cruise March 2018

IJmuiden Nieuwe Noorderhoofd Lighthouse, North Sea Port, The Netherlands.

IJmuiden Nieuwe Noorderhoofd, the new north breakwater lighthouse built in 1966, the last lighthouse that I photographed as we left IJmuiden to enter the North Sea and sail on to the Faroe Islands.

IJmuiden, New South Breakwater Lighthouse, North Sea Port, The Netherlands

IJmuiden, Nieuwe Zuiderhoofd, new south breakwater lighthouse..  This lighthouse is at the end of the new breakwater at LJmuiden, built in 1966, it is accessible only by boat.  As we passed the lighthouse, and with the light fading fast, our cruise ship entered the North Sea, and we were on our way to the Faroe Islands.

 

 

IJmuiden Oude Zuiderhoofd Lighthouse, North Sea Port, The Netherlands

IJmuiden Oude Zuiderhoofd Lighthouse, built in 1966 and is located on the south inner pier (the former breakwater) at IJmuiden. Accessible by walking the pier.  I very nearly missed this lighthouse, I was so engrossed in getting the two larger lighthouses, when I suddenly saw this one, while looking over the side of our cruise ship.  

Fishguard North Breakwater Lighthouse, Wales

The lighthouse that I had noticed on our way to Strumble Lighthouse, in Wales, September 2017, was in Fishguard Harbour which opened in 1906. The new development included a stone breakwater, extending from Pen Cw at the north end of the quay into Fishguard Bay. This breakwater was later lengthened to about 850m and a octagonal brick lighthouse, lower part black and upper part white, was constructed on the eastern end.  The light is operational and flashes green, every 4.5 seconds.

 

Carragh an t-Sruith Lighthouse, Isle of Jura, Scotland

Last year, 2016, we visited the Islands of Islay and Jura off the West Coast of Scotland, we went for the whisky festivals.  This photo is taken from one of the distilleries, I was just taking random shots of the beautiful scenery, when in the distance I saw a white shape.  Right in the centre of the photo you will see a tiny white lighthouse……now, as this will be the nearest that I will ever get to this lighthouse, it’s going in my lighthouse category.  I made a rule in the beginning, that I did’nt have to visit, although it it’s nice to do so, but just photographing the lighthouses would be ok.  I have zoomed in for a close up, it just gives you a general idea of the shape.   

The lighthouse was built in 1960 and is an octagonal cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Not an old light, but what a wonderful location.

 

 

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse, Norfolk

This Trinity Lighthouse stopped being operational in 1921, but luckily it still perches on the cliffs at Old Hunstanton on the North Norfolk Coast, and is now rented out as holiday lets.  The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a lighthouse on the site since 1665.  The first lighthouse was built of wood with an iron basket of burning coals as a light, but burnt down in 1777.

A second tower to replace it, was built in 1778, a second wooden lighthouse with oil lamps, and was one of the first lighthouses to use oil.  Trinity House bought it in 1837, and rebuilt it as the current tower in 1840-1844. It was deactivated in 1921 and sold, the lantern house then being removed and an additional storey being added in its place.

The above postcard is dated about 1903 with the lantern still in place.

You can see from this photo that I found, how close the lighthouse is to the cliff edge.  

My photos have been taken at all different dates during 2017, as we often go to Hunstanton for fish and chips, and I can never pass the lighthouse without taking a shot 🙂