NF8635 : Uisinis Lighthouse track

taken 1 year ago, 5 km from Loch Sgioport, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Uisinis Lighthouse track
Uisinis Lighthouse track
When the Uisinis lighthouse was constructed for the Commissioners of Northern Lights in 1857, the designers, David and Thomas Stevenson, foolishly neglected to also invent helicopters. Thus, generations of lighthouse keepers, and their supplies, arrived by sea.

The landing in the bay of Mol a Tuath is much more sheltered than the rocky coast at the lighthouse, and the gently-graded track provides an easier approach than steep steps to the shoreline as built at other locations.

The track has seen much less use since the introduction of helicopters, and especially since full automation of the light in 1970.
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NF8635, 2 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Track 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 8615 3562 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:18.1718N 7:12.7987W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 86119 35625
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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