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Inner Farne Island Lighthouse from Seahouses | by Corica
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Inner Farne Island Lighthouse from Seahouses

Worth a view large on black


Taken on one of those days where the weather doesn't quite know whether it wants to completely cloud over or clear up and give us some brilliant sunshine.


The Farne Islands, as a group, represent the Eastern most exposed section of a doleritic dyke known as The Great Whin Sill. Although it doesn't look it because of the low angle there is a distance of 2.5km between the foreground rocks and the lighthouse. I've written some more about this dyke and its origins which can be read here for those that are interested.


The lighthouses running along the Farne Islands are vital to shipping because in addition to the exposed outcrops there are many other parts of The Great Whin Sill just lurking beneath the waves.

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Taken on December 16, 2008