Scotland Beckons, As Always

artwhiz47

Hamburg, United States

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I always yearn to be in Alba, never more than at this time of year when the notion of a Scottish Christmas & Hogmanay lay claim to my soul. It is a fond dream of mine, to spend the holidays there… one of these days, if the Mayans don’t have their way. Humbug.

In any event, this peaceful scene is of Island Davaar & its Stevenson light, located near Campeltown in Kintyre. The ship churns its way along (& I have progressive shots of this journey), whence & where-to unknown, though Campeltown Port to Glasgow is likely. Ships in & out of Campbeltown typically carry aggregates, timber, steel, wind turbine components, & petroleum products.

Like almost all lighthouses these days, this one is unmanned & I doubt we would be welcome to hold a Christmas revel there, but there are lighthouse accommodations to be had, most notably (in my mind), Rua Reidh near Gairloch, in Wester Ross, Scotland.

For such a small isle, Davaar has an intriguing history (EVERY place in Scotland has an intriguing history ~ can you imagine any town or glen or loch or Munro or minor slope in Scotland with ‘nothing ever happened here’ attached to it?), not least of which involves Archie MacKinnon & his famous cave painting. A short Wiki article can be seen here, & it’s worth a look.

Wish I were there. But I guess there’s something to be said for There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays… I can live with it.

Greetings of the Season, all loyal RedBubblers & true.

Sheila

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