NR6549 : Low tide at Gigha ferry terminal

taken 6 months ago, near to Ardminish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Low tide at Gigha ferry terminal
Low tide at Gigha ferry terminal
Not as low as it could be, but the fronds of the kelps are visible, and they are the last to show as the tide ebbs.
The Island of Gigha :: NR6448
A small island off the west coast of Kintyre, reached by an hourly 20-min ferry ride from Tayinloan. Gigha was bought by the Scarlett family in the 19th century, who built Achamore House; it was then bought by Colonel Sir James Horlick [of ‘Horlicks’ drink fame], a Rhododendron breeder, who filled the gardens of Achamore with rhododendrons and rare and unusual plants from around the world. They also host at least seven British or Irish ‘Champion trees’. In 2002 the islanders of Gigha bought the island in a community buy-out and, amongst other things, began a restoration project of the gardens.
The island is 10km long [N-S] x 3km [W-E], a mix of farmland and low rocky outcrops. There is magnificent coastal scenery and views westward to Jura and Islay.
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NR6549, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Gigha 
Primary Subject of Photo
Coast 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6541 4908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.7006N 5:43.9732W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6537 4907
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Argyll and Bute  Rocky Coast  Brown Algae 

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