The main reason that we visited the beach on the previous post, was to see if we could see the Skerryvore Lighthouse off the coast of the Isle of Tiree on the west coast of Scotland and we could. The first photo is full close-up of the lighthouse which is 12 miles from where we were standing. The second photo is normal, you have to look along the horizon and towards the right you will see a tiny spike, that is the lighthouse, took us about 5 minutes to locate it. As I wanted this lighthouse for my collection, its was the only way that I would ever see it, thank goodness it was a beautiful clear day.
There is a museum on the Island and I will post about that later, and there is an exhibition about the lighthouse and the following photos show what you are really looking at.
The lighthouse was described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “the noblest of all extant deep sea lights.” Roberts uncle, Alan Stevenson, was the chief engineer for the project which spanned seven years, four of which involved the actual construction, from 1840 to 1844.
A few details about the Stevenson Family, but I now think there is no way, that I will find all 156 lighthouses, oh well just keep looking 🙂