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The Point

Point Prim lighthouse, like most structures near the sea have suffered great erosion problems in recent years.  The storms are more fierce and land is being torn off into the sea in huge hunks.

The Point

Point Prim lighthouse, like most structures near the sea have suffered great erosion problems in recent years.  The storms are more fierce and land is being torn off into the sea in huge hunks.

comments (13)

Erosion is a big problem Mary...Great capture!
Mary MacADNski: It seems after reading the comments here, we are not alone.
I love the lighthouse, Mary, but hate the erosion. One wonders how many more years the lighthouse can be safe before succumbing to the very sea from which it has tried to save others.
Mary MacADNski: You must check in all week as that is what I have set it up for - conversation about erosion.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2016, 07:23
Well let us hope the lighthouse doesn't go the same way!
Mary MacADNski: You must check in the rest of the week.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2016, 07:29
I hope the lighthouse will stand tall for a long time.
Great POV in this picture.
Mary MacADNski: This is five years ago. Keep checking in.
It seems like you are poised ready for for a commando strike against this position Mary.
Mary MacADNski: The only commando strike from me is on those hot summer nights when it is too hot to sleep.
Is it in imminent danger Mary?
Mary MacADNski: This was five years ago. It has had major, major work since then.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2016, 10:48
All over the world, the land is carried into the sea. The filling bottom makes the sea shallower. That results in the sea grabbing pieces of land.
Mary MacADNski: This seems to be so, sadly. It is a crisis here I think.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Mar 2016, 12:42
Let's hope that the lighthouse survives for yrears to come. Parts of the English coast is suject to great erosion am
nd some viallges on the east coast have been lost over the years. At one time, we'd invest millions to defend the coast but now its a case of a managed retreat where possible.
Mary MacADNski: I guess you are an island too. Yes, we are disappearing at a very great rate here. I certainly have noticed it and even documented here the changes at some sites.
Perhaps the time will come when the lighthouse will disappear into the sea with the erosion, rather like part of our Norfolk coast.
Mary MacADNski: Erosion is a very serious problem here and we are disappearing daily.
The erosion down here got so bad, we had to move a lighthouse further inland...
Mary MacADNski: Keep watching this week. I showed Cape Bear awhile back showing it's precarious situation leading to links of it's move. It was famous for being the first lighthouse to respond to the Titanic.
the serenity of the upper half of the image contrasts with the ragged erosion effects in the lower half, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: It is an opening of a discussion on erosion.
Another goody, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, Tom.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2016, 13:47
Is PEI melting, Mary?
Mary MacADNski: We haven't had snow in over a month. There are only bits against the edges of fields. Tonight we are to get 10 cm and we may possibly get a big storm on Monday.

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