SD2364 : Lifeboat station, Roa Island

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

Lifeboat station, Roa Island
Lifeboat station, Roa Island
The Barrow lifeboat is situated at the end of this jetty which strikes out southwards from Roa Island. See RNLI website here LinkExternal link
This station is an "Explore" station which means it can be visited (though it wasn't open when I took this photo). See LinkExternal link for details on visiting RNLI stations.
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)
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Island (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2331 6469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.3445N 3:10.4084W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2327 6481
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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RNLI Lifeboat Station 

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