Souter Lighthouse ~ March 2019

The History Bit On the coast near the village of Marsden on the outskirts of South Shields, stands the rather magnificent looking Souter Lighthouse. This lighthouse was the first in the world to be designed and built specifically to use AC (alternating electric current) and was the most technically advanced lighthouse of its day. Opening in 1871 it was described as ‘without doubt one of the most powerful lights in the world’.  Originally planned to be built on Souter Point, from where it gets its name, it ended up being built on Lizard Point which had higher cliffs and therefore better…

Day 59~366

Phil and I went for a little stroll down on the coast by Souter lighthouse, sun was shining but low in the sky as it was late afternoon, and I got a few shots. The two little shadows on the rock coming  up are us 🙂 This one is my shot for today someone left flowers on a picnic table near the car park. Tomorrow is my last day of B&W, and I’m over in Cumbria for work, so hopeful to get some shots of mountains!