St. Mary’s Cemetery central crucifix with Old Glory backlit by late morning sun (St. Benedict, KS, June 19, 2016, 09:28 PDT / 11:28 CDT, SX700 1/1250s f5 ISO200)
St. Mary’s Cemetery nuzzling up against neighboring corn fields surrounding the holy ground of the church. (St. Benedict, KS, June 19, 2016, 09:21PDT, SX700 1/1000s f4 ISO200, looking east)
St. Mary’s Catholic Church basking in late morning sun after valiantly performing during Sunday morning services (St. Benedict, KS, 09:47 PDT, SX700 1/800s f4.5 ISO100 as seen from the southwest parking area)
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Care should be taken not to trap any seals in the cave as there is very little room for them to pass by and it could be dangerous. This site is very shallow and the current is very strong, especially on springs, and it should be avoided if there is any swell. The long tangleweed on the surface at low tide makes picking up divers or mooring a boat rather difficult. A shallow, rather flat and uninteresting rock seabed, with a few very narrow two-metre deep crevices covered in dense tangleweed. During the summer months the weed is so thick that it is impossible to push your way through. About 200 metres northeast (seaward) off the end of Longstone – what is actually the Northern Hares – are some lovely drop-offs. The reef walls are covered in anemones, with lots of other life in the crevices, including crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters and squat lobsters. Visibility is usually very good, but currents are very strong, with depths ranging from 15 metres down to 25 metres. An echo sounder is required to locate the reef edge. This excellent site off the north end of the Northern Hares is one of the most popular dives around all of the Farne Islands.