Thursday, September 17, 2009

Toward Lighthouse

This attractive lighthouse was finished in 1812 on Toward Point, about seven miles south of Dunoon on Cowal, and is one of 18 Scottish lighthouses which were built by Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850). It still works with a white light which flashes every ten seconds.

Ferries seen from beside the lighthouse, travelling between Wemyss Bay and Rothesay

Toward Lighthouse seen from one of the ferries

The adjacent Foghorn Building - built in the late 1880s to look like a small chapel! The foghorn itself is situated on the top of the tower but the horn is no longer used

The photos were taken on a drizzly day unfortunately but the visibility wasn't too bad. A lovely area and there are beautiful walks from Toward Point in either direction