My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.
This is the modern-day Longstone Lighthouse on what I believe is known as the Brownsman. It is a striking sight as you approach the islands by tourist boat, standing so prominently so low down to the sea. It’s also part of British folklore; one of its predecessors was the home of British heroine Grace Darling, who in 1838 (along with her father William, the lighthouse keeper) rowed out to the shipwreck of the SS Forfarshire to save 13 souls.
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.