HP6019 : Muckle Flugga lighthouse

taken 3 years ago, near to Muckle Flugga [other Features], Shetland Islands, Great Britain

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Muckle Flugga lighthouse
Muckle Flugga lighthouse
The most northerly point in Britain which has ever been inhabited.

With sincere apologies to Jack Judge, and all the others who claim to have written "Tipperary", I have composed the following doggerel in memory of the last lighthouse-keepers on Muckle Flugga:

It's a long way to Muckle Flugga,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Muckle Flugga,
And the lighthouse I well know.
Goodbye Plymouth Harbour,
Farewell Francis Square.
It's a long long way to Muckle Flugga,
But my life was there.

It was a book called "It's a long way to Muckle Flugga" by W R Mitchell, first published in 1990, that inspired this nonsense. Unless you live on the Shetland Islands, it is indeed 'a long way to Muckle Flugga'. But worth the trip.

As for Tipperary itself, see R9035 : Nearly home....
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lighthouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6064 1969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:51.3225N 0:53.1442W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 6028 1801
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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