TG5303 : View of Gorleston Lighthouse from the pier

taken 10 years ago, near to Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, Great Britain

View of Gorleston Lighthouse from the pier
View of Gorleston Lighthouse from the pier
Brush Quay is the name of this bend in the River Yare, as it turns out to the North Sea. The bend is too tight for large ships, though the oil/gas rigs ships do come in here. The new Outer Harbour, operating from February 2010, is just to the north of the river mouth, the entrance to the Norfolk Broads.

A Dutchman used brushwood, I believe, to make the river turn away from the coast and this idea worked, while others were washed away - back in the 1500s.
The lighthouse has a working light still.

Behind is Cliff Hill where the Great Yarmouth Harbour mouth webcam is based - see LinkExternal link - it shows the sea view, reverse of this picture.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 May, 2010
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 530 036 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3164N 1:43.9609E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 532 036
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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