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Leave the Light On (PiPs)

Taken at the Isle Of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The white square tower with the navigation light has been a navigation aid for hundreds of years and is situated on the most southerly point of the headland with wonderful views of the Kircudbrightshire coastline, the Lake District and the Isle of Man.

There is a bench all around the base of the tower.

During the Second World War, an anti-aircraft tracking station was set up here for firing practice.

There is now a memorial stone here dedicated to the fishing boat, the Solway Harvester lost in a storm in 2000 off the coast of the Isle of Man with the loss of seven lives. An anchor is set into the granite block.

I have added Tom Walker and ' Leave a Light on'

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCntEnZD3NE


and a second link with heartbreaking words - Beth Hart and 'Leave the Light On'

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5JBJu4Dt68
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Ecobird said:

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7 weeks ago ( translate )

Ecobird said:

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7 weeks ago ( translate )

Edna Edenkoben said:

Great photo, interesting story to accomany it.
And pretty melancholic songs, but I like them.

So is this the HBM then? If so, then HBM, Carol, and have a good new week!
7 weeks ago

Ecobird said:

Thank you very much Edna. I am sure the navigation light has saved many lives over the years. The rocky coastline can be quite treacherous.

Yes I will post it to HBM group. The songs may be sad, but I like them and I am pleased you like them too. The view and the grasses and wild flowers were worth the climb

HBM and have a lovely week
7 weeks ago

Andy Rodker said:

Lovely shot and two great, if bitterweet, songs!
7 weeks ago

Ecobird replied to Andy Rodker:

Thank you very much Andy. I am pleased you liked the music too. Yes they are sad but the Beth Hart track really gets to me and makes my heart ache for that little girl

Have a good week
7 weeks ago

Armando Taborda said:

Very nice triptych and great information, Carol!
7 weeks ago

William Sutherland said:

Awesome shots! Stay well!

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7 weeks ago

Schussentäler said:

A beautiful photo and wonderful songs
7 weeks ago

cp_u said:

I love those places!
Well presented!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

Great images and interesting background information, Carol. HBM and have a good week.
7 weeks ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

A very remarkable 'light house'.
Thank you for the interesting note.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
7 weeks ago

Herb Riddle said:

Very nice Carol. Never been to Whithorn but explored quite close. I know there are some unusual buildings along that coast and you have found a beauty here. Thanks for the essential Pips.

HBM, remain safe. Herb
7 weeks ago

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Wunderschön!!!
HBM Ecobird!!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Lovely grasses and a fine set of images
HBM and a good week
7 weeks ago