NR4748 : Eilean a' Ch¨irn lighthouse

taken 6 years ago, near to Ardmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Eilean a' Chùirn lighthouse
Eilean a' Ch¨irn lighthouse
The little lighthouse sits astride the 4900 gridline on Eilean a' Ch¨irn, a small island off Islay, with all the land seen in front of it being in this gridsquare. The tower of the lighthouse is only 17m tall, but the light is at an elevation of about 35m due to the height of the cliffs on which it stands. It shines three white flashes every 18 seconds as an active aid to navigation. There has been a light here since 1907, though the one seen here may well be a more recent replacement.
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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Date Taken
Friday, 11 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4730 4899 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1071N 6:1.2053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4744 4888
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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