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Tower of Light

By PaulMillar    
Hi all, still playing catch up on all your great work...................

Scurdie Ness Lighthouse is located on the headland and has also been referred to as Montroseness Lighthouse. In 1867 the seafaring community of Ferryden made representations to the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses to have a light established on Montrose Point due to the numerous shipwrecks and great loss of life along that coast. There are 11 wrecks recorded around the mouth of the estuary.
The lighthouse was built by David Stephenson and Thomas Stevenson and at 6 pm on Tuesday 1 March 1870 the tower was lit for the first time. During World War II the lighthouse was temporarily painted black so that it could not be used by the German bombers as a daytime reference point. The light was not illuminated except when requested by the Royal Navy.

What a great day me and my little Kia Ceed, just the 5 hours on the road, but was rewarded with great sky's and stunning views. This is a little door opener of a set of 3 images I hope to post from today. Such a hard shot today, working in 30+ mph winds. Might not seem that much but standing on the top of the stubble field, just about managed to stay standing and a 6 degrees felt like zero.

Have a great week................


Tags: Landscape Scotland Travel General Landscape and travel Montrose Scurdie ness lighthouse

Voters: AnneB50, Irishkate, Daisymaye and 14 more

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Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 11:37PM
Beautiful composition Paul and a lovely sky.
Well worth your journey.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
4 Nov 2013 1:19AM
Good scenic view Paul.
Not surprised they requested a lighthouse after 11 wrecks !!
fificat100 11 5 2 Scotland
4 Nov 2013 9:19AM
An interesting narrative to go with this lovely scenic.

4 Nov 2013 5:31PM
You've caught the Light just right Paul, it really makes this well thought out comp'.

John Smile
zapar40 12 66 5 Wales
5 Nov 2013 7:38PM
i like the mood with that sky, nice one.
marktc 12 101 15 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 9:38PM
Stunning mate!

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