Blinking close to water…

Walking round Lundy we wondered why the beautifully crafted stone lighthouse had been replaced by two modern ones low down at each end of the island.    Then we found out why.  At 567 feet above sea level it was the highest in Britain, but so often obscured by fog and low cloud that it was useless to shipping.  Nine years after being built it was abandoned.  Oops.  Obviously not the model for the phrase used to describe weak tea as ‘lighthouse tea’ – blinking close to water!

old lighthouse, Lundy
old lighthouse, Lundy

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