A Trip To The Farne Islands During The Nesting Season

The first and second photographs are of Longstone Lighthouse from which Grace Darling set out with her father to rescue a group of shipwrecked sailors stranded on the nearby Hawkers Rocks. The third photograph is of the old lighthouse on Brownsman Island where the Darlings lived before moving to Longstone in 1826. The fourth and fifth photos are of seals lazing on the rocks of Big Harcar. The rest of the gallery features various species of seabird that nest on the Farne Islands at this time of year. Some are taken on Inner Farne where Saint Cuthbert lived as a hermit before and after his stint as bishop of Lindisfarne.

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