St Mary's Island Lighthouse - in pictures

By Owen Humphreys

PA photographer Owen Humphreys, has been photographing the changing weather patterns over St Marys Island, Whitley Bay in a long-term project capturing sunrises sunsets, storms and even auroras.

The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast, closed in 1984, superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the lighthouse and keepers cottages have been run as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly-created wetland habitats

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