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South Stack Lighthouse, Holy Island

By TrevBatWCC    
After leaving Newborough and Ynys Llanddwyn, our next Anglesey stop-off was at the South Stack Lighthouse, Holy Island, and is the most westerly point. The lighthouse itself is on a separate small island, Ynys Lawd, access being by a footbridge. Built in 1809, it stands 28 metres high and was designed to allow safe passage for ships on the treacherous Dublin–Holyhead–Liverpool sea route. The lighthouse is open to visitors and you can climb to the top and tour the engine room and exhibition area. To reach the lighthouse, you need to descend over 100 metres vertically down to the footbridge…along the winding path & down around 400 steps! However, the best shots are to be had from the top and just part of the way down.
The lead image is taken from the top of the hill, with V1 including a couple of our Camera Club members in the foreground. Though not visible from high up, on heading further down you can see the light rotating (see V3), which is operated remotely by Trinity House.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection’s Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev 😀

Tags: Wales Lighthouse Anglesey Holy island South stack Landscape and travel

Voters: PaulRookes, sawsengee, Owdman and 26 more


12 Oct 2018 10:44AM
Gorgeous series, looks like a really interesting place, looking out to that expanse of sea.

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Oct 2018 10:54AM
Fabulous set..the lead takes the prize today 😀
Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018 12:09PM
Superb looking set Trev, don't think I would be attempting those 400 steps somehow.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.4k 2022 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018 12:53PM
The end of civilization... The lighthouse keeper's job must be interesting in winter.
Excellent set
saltireblue Plus
8 9.0k 35 Norway
12 Oct 2018 4:11PM
Next stop Ireland.
Looks as if the weather was perfect for the visit, Trev. Bright and cheerful, which I suspect is more than anyone would be after going down and up those steps!

Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018 5:16PM
Trevor you have been visiting such beautiful places... Stunning images, all of them!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
12 Oct 2018 6:42PM
Cracking set Trev 👍 v.2 has it for me, just. Super processing.

Dave 🐿
Superbly composed and captured, Trev - love 'em all.

Great set Trev struggling to pick a favourite.

13 Oct 2018 1:15AM
Atractiva composición.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
14 Oct 2018 1:22PM
the faszination of the Lighthouse .....a great set Trev Wink

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