Thursday, May 29, 2008

SKY WATCH



Lighthouse cruises go out fro
m Cape May, New Jersey into the Delaware Bay during the summer months. I have been fortunate enough to take two of these cruises in past years. The combination of sky and water is so beautiful, and the lighthouses out there add color and interest. This one is called Elbow at Crossledge.


Here is what remains of one from earlier times, called Crossledge.















And this one is Ship John Shoal.
















This one is known as Miah Maull.











The black and white one is Fourteen Foot Bank.

























And this is called Brandywine Shoal.













Please visit our host, Tom, at Wigger's World, and see his list of participants in Sky Watch Friday so that you can view their photos for this week.

36 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have seen similar lighthouses in the Pacific near islands and around Japan but never anywhere else. They always seemed lonesome places to me and sometimes were swarming with birds.

Your photographs of those you posted are very good.

quinttarantino said...

The second and last one are the best. In my humble opinion, of course!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I really loved all of your lighthouse photos... they are wonderful to view! We don't have too many out here in the mountains as I am sure you would know... beautiful post.
Have a good weekend!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I especially love the cloud pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

These are great lighthouse shots! How many lives these keep safe!

me ann my camera said...

These are all beautiful lighthouses and to think that people once lived in them? These are so appropiate for sky watch as the lighthouses are watches themselves. Lovely photos. Thanks for having visited mine.

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: Very beautiful pictures of the lighthouses and sky.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Gorgeous photos! The lighthouses look like big buoys! My hubby's great grandfather was a lighthouse keeper off Cape Cod. =)

Sherry said...

I love your lighthouse photos. So pretty!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! All very beautiful.

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful lighthouse as subject.
Great shots.

Digital Polaroids said...

Great combination!

Tranny Head said...

I like that last one the best. I love lighthouses - where I grew up we had a few. My favorite one sits on an island that is now eroding (thanks to a few hurricane seasons too many) and it's in danger of falling into the water. Somehow, this makes me like it more - it's sort of rusty and weathered.

Oh, and PS - I'm also in the east coast time zone!

Tommy V said...

never see lighthouses like these. great pictures

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I very much enjoyed your taking us with you on a lighthouse cruise. What interesting structures they are. Nice photographs.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for sharing your lighthouse cruise! Almost like I´ve been there myself. Red ones are nice.

Ida said...

Great series!
Love no. 4! :)

imac said...

Beautiful buildings.

Pop over to see my water features.

Gallicissa said...

Lovely Sky Watch series. Greetings from Sri Lanka & have a great weekend!

John said...

Very nice all of your lighthouse photos!

babooshka said...

That's a fabulous collection. I do like a lightouse or two

Neal said...

I've always liked pictures like these!! Thanks for sharing!

Musings said...

Great shot of lighthouses! We live along Lake Michigan and have a lighthouse also. In fact, we were called the Lighthouse District.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you thank you thank you... I love light houses.. I will look up all these over the weekend when I get the time.. :O)

Dianne said...

great shots as always bobbie

I love lighthouses and these are all beautiful.

Mrs. Darcy said...

Beautiful lighthouse pictures!
Love theme all :)!

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful pictures!

Petunia said...

Nice!

Petunia's SWF

Kathiesbirds said...

Bobbie, great lighthouse shots. I love the bright red one. I couldn't help noticing the birds onthe ledge. Do you know what they are?

Daniel J Santos said...

All beautiful images, excellent.

Sandpiper said...

These are beautiful pictures! There is so much history and character there.

peppylady said...

I have never seen a light house in person.
But those are different then what I seen in picture before.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Lovely photos Bobbie...really enjoyed this post....lovely...

Cliff said...

I loved the photos and always have wondered about the type of people who could man those old ones. Not I.
Thanks

Minnesotablue said...

Great photos. We took our grandson to visit the Split Rock lighthouse in northern Mn. and he still talks about it today. I love them but the do sound so mournful

the teach said...

bobbie, I'm so glad you visited at my blog. Your Skywatch photos of lighthouses are wonderful. I love lighthouses and when my husband and I several years ago went on a vacation through the Northeastern states we stopped at every lighthouse we could. This trip out of Cape May sounds marvelous. I'll have to look into it! :D