Sunday 19 February 2012: Leading Light, Port Glasgow
A bright and sunny, but cold, day meant we headed off early for a Snowdrop walk around the Finlaystone estate. The estate was almost deserted when we arrived at 10:00 am so we had a couple of hours wandering around in the peace and quite before the tearoom opened for a much needed Lentil soup, coffee and cake to warm us up. On the way back I stopped to shoot the lighthouses at Port Glasgow. Had trouble deciding which one to post but finally decided on this shot of the leading light:
Built probably 1860s. Leading light on corner of West Quay. Cast-iron and cylindrical, tall (about 40' high) slender and tapering, bell-shaped at base, cornice, domed lantern. Unaltered. Painted with black and white chequering. Secured to stone base by thick bolts. Main shaft in four sections, door also cast-iron, with cornice.
I choose this as the other one is a bit of a cliched shot that everyone does.