Monday, 4 October 2010

Dawn light at Rua Reidh (Rubh Re) Lighthouse

About as panaromic a view as I could get from this angle without falling into The Minch!

The road to this lighthouse from Melvaig is something else, fortunately the only traffic I saw on my visit was a few sheep (!) and they (normally!) moved when they saw the car.

Rua Reidh was designed by David A and Charles Stevenson and first lit in 1912. The lighthouse was automated in 1986, the original fresnel lens is now in the Gairloch Heritage Museum.

The keepers' houses are now a hostel/B&B, although there didn't seem to be anyone around when I visited.

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