Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lighthouse of the Week, May 14-20, 2017: Sumburgh Head, Shetland Island, UK



I was looking for Scotland but ended up on the Shetland Islands instead. Sumburgh Head is another stunningly situate lighthouse in the UK -- way way way way out on the southern extension of the southern island. About as far south in the Shetland Island as you can go.

It has it's own Web site:  https://www.sumburghhead.com/

And it's own Webcam (which I have not watched in daylight yet).

From the Lighthouse Directory:
1821 (Robert Stevenson). Active; focal plane 91 m (300 ft); three white flashes, separated by 2.1 s, every 30 s. 17 m (56 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted black. Rotating 1st order Fresnel lens (1914). 1-story keeper's houses and other buildings enclosed by a stone wall. This is the oldest Shetland lighthouse.
There's a lot more from the Lighthouse Directory here, on the Shetland page.

And now for the pictures.









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