The Lighthouse on the Solway Firth

The Solway Firth is a wide stretch of water which separates the northwest of England from the southwest of Scotland. The water is, of course, sea but at low tide the water may be a long way away leaving mud flats, sand banks for wading birds to enjoy.

On the Scottish side there was once much more commercial shipping than there is now. That kind of shipping needed navigational aids and here we see the lighthouse at Southerness.

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This is from the landward side – no need for a light to shine out that way.

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But here we see its window on the water world.image006We might have hoped for a stunning sunset as a background but it was a dull and cloudy dusk when we were there.

But never mind. We think the pictures capture the isolated moody location. This was July 2016.

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