NR6548 : Sign with lichens

taken 3 months ago, near to Ardminish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Sign with lichens
Sign with lichens
Showing the way to the Boat House Café and Bar NR6548 : Boat House Café and Bar, Gigha, but the writing was on the wrong side for photography! Ardminish Bay, the Sound of Gigha and Kintyre beyond.
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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NR6548, 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  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Gigha 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lichens / Mosses 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6508 4883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.5566N 5:44.2745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6508 4883
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Argyll and Bute  Sound of Gigha 

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