This is a great photo of the iconic Burnham-on-Sea lighthouse. Perhaps iconic is a strong word but I think it really is applicable! It is unique (as far as I am aware) and certainly instantly recognisable.
It is not manned, obviously, and is controlled from the lighthouse further inland. It’s made of wood too, which makes it all the more remarkable that it survives the salt water treatment.
It’s always been a mystery to me how it survives the pounding it must get from mother nature too and I marvel at how deep those stilts must go into the sand.
I have the fondest memories of it, of using it as goalposts as a boy and trying to climb the stilts using the bolts as handholds. More recently, walking my dogs on the beach and watching them play in the deep puddles at the foot of each stilt. Happy days!
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