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Carraig Fhada lighthouse, Islay

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Carraig Fhada lighthouse, Islay
Argyll and Bute - Port Charlotte, Strathclyde, Scotland
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About the photo:

I had seen photos of the lighthouse at Carraig Fhada in a tourist brochure, so I knew I wanted to photograph it! Luckily, I was staying at a cottage only a couple of miles away. I parked at the parking pullover at Kilnaughton - which was a mistake, as I found out the hard way; the road carries on, though it turns quite rough, and I could have parked within a few hundred yards of the lighthouse. The sun was just sliding down into a glorious evening sky as I found a small beach and had a wonderful few minutes photographing before the light faded completely. Wonderful, that is, except for the farmer's dog who obviously thought I was up to no good and deserved to be barked at for quite a long time!

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