Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lighthouse Cruise 1 - Barra Head

Just returned from a 10 day cruise around the Hebrides on Halmar Bjorge. This excellent ship is operated by Northern Light Charters, and this was my fourth cruise on her. This 70 foot ex-rescue ship can hold 12 passengers, but there were only eight aboard. The itinerary was to visit as many island lighthouses as possible. After sailing from Oban our first night was spent at anchor in Tobermory Bay. Then it was off to Barra Head, where we spent a few hours ashore.

It took two trips in the inflatable to get us ashore. The island in the distance is Mingulay.

The next photo shows the lighthouse and the children's graves in the oval granite enclosure (see Book 2, chapter 10).

Our next stop was the rock light on tiny Shillay of the Monach Islands.

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