There’s nothing more reassuring than sailing along the coastline at dusk, in fog or at night and seeing a loyal lighthouse shining brightly and guiding your way. Lighthouses help sailors navigate along dangerous areas of coastline and help guide boats safely into harbours. They also mark reefs and other potential hazardous areas.
Individual lighthouses have unique patterns of light, they flash at set intervals for varying amounts of time so they can easily be identified.
Traditional lighthouses are in decline due to expensive running costs and new electronic navigation alternatives. I really love looking up to see beautiful old lighthouses.