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12-07-2021, 05:37 PM
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My Day Out

On the first day of my stay at Girloch I decided to drive up the coast toward Melvaig, just to see what was there.

I had to turn off onto a B road that hugged the coast through several small hamlets until I arrived at Melvaig.

A pleasant seaside village is the best way to describe this small community.
According to the map the road stopped at Melvaig, but I did notice a single track road with passing places, so I decided to go for it.

The weather was dry, sunny, with a lot of sea fog blowing inland.

White house by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

Sea Mist by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

white seaside by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

When the sun did shine there were some fine views to be had.

dried riverbed by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

Well I expected narrow and a lot of hair pin bends and I wasn't disappointed.

Misty track by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

I had a few weak bridges thrown in as well.

Weak Bridge by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

There were three weak bridges to cross which spanned small ravines and were just wide enough for my car............God only knows how the campervan drivers managed.

So I eventually reached the end of the road after several miles, (no exaggeration), to find a delightfully and pristinely decorated lighthouse.

Rua Reidh Lighthouse by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

Apparently, Rua Reidh Lighthouse has been de-commissioned and is now somebody's family home - but what a home and location.

They have a small private beach where rocky headlands abound.

Lighthouse beach by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

Rocky Prom by Jeff Watson, on Flickr

When the lighthouse was working the only access was by sea to a small jetty and it wasn't until 1960 that the road was built.

The return journey was ...............interesting.

Foggy head by Jeff Watson, on Flickr
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12-07-2021, 05:48 PM
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Lovely atmospheric pictures, PooBear....very envious of the Lighthouse home *sigh* that would be my dream too. Mind you, it would be chaos in Winter
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12-07-2021, 06:07 PM
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Yeah! And it's a helluva way to go if you've forgotten the milk.
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12-07-2021, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by PooBear ->
Yeah! And it's a helluva way to go if you've forgotten the milk.
hahaha! That made me laugh
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12-07-2021, 08:56 PM
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Beautiful Shooting. Looks like a good day out to me.
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12-07-2021, 09:03 PM
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What fabulous photos - thank you, PooBear.
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12-07-2021, 09:22 PM
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That’s really lovely pictures PB. A typical UK countryside. Incredible
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24-07-2021, 07:35 PM
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Fabulous photos PB....
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24-07-2021, 08:00 PM
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Beautiful PB my kind of place with not a human in sight.
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24-07-2021, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PooBear ->
On the first day of my stay at Girloch I decided to drive up the coast toward Melvaig, just to see what was there.
My guess would be that Melvaig is there.

Originally Posted by PooBear ->
I had to turn off onto a B road that hugged the coast through several small hamlets until I arrived at Melvaig.
What did I tell you? My intuition is seldom wrong.
 
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