52/2013 Week 38

Point of Ayr Lighthouse

Have you ever visited a familiar place and thought that something has changed but you can’t quite work out what it is?

Whenever I need to take a quick photograph either for test purposes or the Weekly Challenge I nearly always turn to my favourite lighthouse at Talacre Beach. The shape of the lighthouse never changes, but because the lighthouse is on the beach, tidal action twice a day, changes the sand and pools of water around the lighthouse. Meaning I can get a different photo every time I visit.

I was there yesterday. I knew something was different, but…

After a while I noticed a few things: there’s a new door, the silver statue has gone from the top of the lighthouse and more of the brickwork has been exposed by the weather.




    1. The lighthouse was up for sale Yvonne, but I don’t know if anyone has bought it. Could be significant that the door has been changed and something else I spotted, the steps to the door. Coupled with the silver statue no longer there may mean someone has bought it. If that’s the case I hope they sort the paintwork before winter sets in. There was talk that if anyone bought it they would get planning permission to use it as a holiday home. The only problem is the beach is tidal and at high tides the lighthouse does get cut off.



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