NR4244 : Cam Sgeir near Carmichael's Rocks

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardbeg, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Cam Sgeir near Carmichael's Rocks
Cam Sgeir near Carmichael's Rocks
Cam Sgeir means "crooked skerry" and is by no means a unique name for rocks such as these - for example there is another Cam Sgeir just a few squares away south of the isle of Texa (see NR3842 : Cam Sgeir south of Texa)
But this Cam Sgeir is near to NR4244 : Carmichael's Rocks a mile or so southeast of Ardbeg on the coast of Islay.
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)
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Island (from Tags)
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4253 4469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.6446N 6:5.5020W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 4237 4467
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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