Friday, 22 August 2008

Souter Lighthouse

Going on with my mission to visit local landmarks that I've never been to before yesterday we decided to go to Souter Lighthouse , a victorian lighthouse which was the first electrical lighthouse in the world apparantly.
Luckily for us the sun was shining, in fact the morning was glorious.

The views were amazing

There was a small allotment garden and the produce is used in the cafe, there were also a few cabbages for sale

At the bottom of these steps there are a train and a pirate ship for kiddies to play on and quite a few picnic tables

Baby G fell out of the train face first and scraped his head but he just laughed and carried on playing!

This little boat is a replica of the one that Grace Darling made her famous rescue in

There were lots of birds, swallows and house martins were swooping, skylarks were singing, starlings all lined up on a fence

and dozens of sea birds

You can actually pay a small fee and go up to the top of the lighthouse itself but it wasn't really an option for us as small children aren't allowed.

and this was just what we did in the morning!!
Tomorrow I'll post what we did in the afternoon after the downpour stopped. See you tomorrow.


Mama de Saga said...

Beautiful photos! Your boys are so cute together. I also make it a "goal" to visit local spots. It has led to many nice family afternoons.

syko kajsa said...

Gorgeous pictures! Everything looks like in a fairytale!

Leanne said...

What a lovely place love the second picture the contrast between the blue and the white.

Kate said...

Lovely photos - what a beautiful place.

Kellie said...

What absolutely beautiful photos! Looks like a great place to visit!

mellyandrosie said...

Looks so nice, fabulous photos and what looks like glorious weather!! I am jealous and wish I was there and then right now instead of sitting at home cold in front of the computer!

Miss sew n sew said...

What beautiful blue skies didn't have that weather here looks a stunning place.
I'd love to join in with your swap think it's a great idea!

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful place. It looks so peaceful.

Isn't it funny how quickly little ones rebound from injury ... ah to be young again!

upstateLisa said...

you live near some beautiful country!!!

driftwood said...

looks like a fantastic place, gorgeous photos!