Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye by JamboEastbourne

Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye

The lighthouse tower is 62 feet high and stands 142 feet above sea-level. The light from the tower is equal to 480,000 candles and can be seen from up to 24 miles away.

The lighthouse itself is unmanned and owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Neist Point (pronounced ‘Neest’) is renowned for its rock formations, which are closely akin to those at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. It is said that the causeway extends under the sea from Northern Ireland to the Isle of Skye. For details of the walk down to Neist Point to explore the causeway click.

Whilst takng this picture a pod of approx six Whales was surfacing off the point.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/cyDYj7 by JamboEastbourne

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