Saturday 9 August 2014

Northern lights

As the sun set this evening, I stepped out of the front door with my camera, to take a few photos from the step, before the light faded too much for hand held shots.

From OTT, we can see five different lighthouses. Below are photos of two of them.

First, a familiar view to readers of this blog, Dunnet Head light on the north coast of Scotland, some twelve miles distant across the Pentland Firth. The light flashes white, four times every thirty seconds.

And then, just visible above the roof of a byre of the neighbouring farm, Pentland Skerries light, situated on Muckle Skerry, off South Ronaldsay, about seven and a half miles distant, out in the Pentland Firth. The light flashes white, three times every thirty seconds.


Spadger said...

my how time flashes by before you :o)

Imperfect and Tense said...

I am a beacon of hope :o)

Spadger said...

Did he once play base for Queen?

Imperfect and Tense said...

Nah, wasn't that Bob (Hope)?