Tuesday, 5 June 2012

South Foreland Light

The South Foreland light was illuminated yesterday all night through as part of Her Majesty's Jubilee celebration beacon network. I believe the National Trust had to jump through lots of hoops with the MCA and Trinity House, though. We walked up to the lighthouse for about 9.30 when it was still twilight. The air was as clear as crystal and it looked possible to reach out and touch France. In addition the moon was playing hide and seek in the clouds, it was all very spectacular

There was a goodly crowd on site and lots of fun being had while we waited for the 10.01pm lightup. The lighthouse looked good enough without the lamp going

Promptly on time the light was duly lit, and behold, for the first time in 20 years apparently

The moon looked huge when clear of the clouds, this colour is a bit orange but not far off 

We enjoyed our tour of the lighthouse at 10.40 as booked, and the view from the top was simply stunning, although I had to struggle with the camera to get even this poor shot

 Well done to the National Trust, an excellent event which we hear something over 850 people attended, many times more than the millennium sunrise

1 comment:

  1. It was a great evening and I'm sorry that we didn't bump into you - judging from your pics you were close to us!