2000

NS2729 : Lady Isle Lighthouse

taken 24 years ago, 5 km WSW of Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Lady Isle Lighthouse.
Lady Isle Lighthouse.
Ayrshire landmark, used whenever The Open is at Troon as a scenic backdrop for the scorecard on television. The island is very small made of a gabbro like igneous rock and is very hard to walk upon. Landing is discouraged for most of the year, by the elements in winter and to protect the nesting birds throughout the summer. In September the remains of the nesting season could be seen along with a big roost of teal. The guano fertilises the soil and the resulting lush vegetation hides the treacherous boulder fields below. Even with the lighthouse, the island still claims shipping, there was the remains of a "gin palace" scattered all over one shore.

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Category: Lighthouse
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Lady Isle Lighthouse [4] · Island [3] · Landing is Discouraged [2] · Seen [2] · Small [2] Other Photos: · Lady Isle from the air ·
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NS2729, 16 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Webb   (more nearby)
Date Taken
September 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 July, 2005
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 275 295 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.7197N 4:44.0720W
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for NS2729) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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