SD2364 : Boat park, Roa Island

taken 4 years ago, near to Roa Island, Cumbria, Great Britain

Boat park, Roa Island
Boat park, Roa Island
A little spit of land - the thumb of the boxing glove in my metaphor - sticks out on the western side of Roa Island. A fair quantity of sailing boats are beached here.
Roa Island
Roa island is shaped a little like a boxing glove with the thumb sticking out! It is nowadays permanently causwayed to the mainland at Rampside, the road across this causeway being called the "Roa Island Road" not unreasonably.
It has an area of about 3ha (7 acres) and a population of c.100 making it England's 15th most populous offshore island! see LinkExternal link
The island ceased to be truly insular when the causeway was completed in 1846 at the expense of the island's then owner John Abel Smith, a London banker and MP for Chichester & Midhurst.
Wikipedia article on Roa Island LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Island (from Tags)
Roa 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2308 6496 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4880N 3:10.6233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2316 6487
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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