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Barra: Kisimul Castle

Kasia-D

Munich, Germany

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From my series World from Above. The medieval Kisimul Castle which lies on a rock in Castlebay on the island of Barra, captured just before at the island’s beach airport. The survival of this unique airport has been in question but it may now be cheaper to replace the planes than build an runway. We left cloudy Glasgow to fly to sunny Barra on the only scheduled flight in the world to land on a beach with the timetable dictated by the tides! An amazing trip in a Twin Otter prop plane seating just 15 passengers, and the first officer doubling up as steward! “If it had been clear leaving Glasgow, we would have taken the scenic route a wee bit lower over the Sound of Mull…,” apologised the pilot. He made up for it by doing a circle of Barra before landing.

Dedicated to Larry Lingard-Davis, who reminded me of my amazing flight to Barra and the unique landing on the beach airport. Has to be experienced to be believed!

Location: Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Barra. Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, Historic Scotland site
Please enlarge to appreciate the light, etc. better. Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm.

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Title Image and Featured in the Redbubble Blog curated topic Bird’s Eye View on 17th Jan 2014!!

Featured in , The Magic of the Camera, Amateur Photography Association, Northern Landscape, Where on Earth is This?, Highland and Island Photographers and From the Cockpit

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