NR4749 : Northeastern tip of Eilean a'Ch¨irn

taken 10 years ago, near to An D¨n [antiquity (non-Roman)], Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Northeastern tip of Eilean a'Chùirn
Northeastern tip of Eilean a'Ch¨irn
Coming around the top of Eilean a'Ch¨irn this is the view back to its northeastern tip. The lighthouse seen peeping over the hill is on the gridline between this square and the one to its south. Eilean a'Ch¨irn means "island of the cairn" in Gaelic, though no cairn is shown on the current OS maps.
Islands and rocks off southern Islay :: NR3645

Before going to Islay on holiday I had a look at which squares still required to be captured for the project - and discovered that most of them were outlying rocks and islets off the southern coast. So, I chartered a boat and a skipper and dragging my family along with me, we set off on an island and rock photographing mission which took about two hours and was highly enjoyable (for me at least). These "green" squares (i.e. ones yet to be Geographed) are getting rarer and trickier by the day! Good fun bagging them though.
I have set the grid reference for this shared description as Port Ellen (NR3645) as this is where the boat sails from.
I hired the boat from Islay Sea Adventures LinkExternal link and we had a very helpful and informative skipper. I think it made a change for him to do this expedition rather than the usual fishing trips!

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Geographical Context: Coastal Islands Primary Subject: Island other tags: Lighthouse Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Other Photos: · Eilean a'Ch¨irn - Southeastern flank ·
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NR4749, 3 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Rob Farrow   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 11 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4741 4909 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1643N 6:1.1062W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4752 4919
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for NR4749) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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