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The Beagle Channel: Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse

Posted in Travel by Dennis Wright on January 8, 2013

animated argentina flag So far sticking with my new year’s resolution to post more regularly. This is the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse in the Beagle Channel, close to Ushuaia and almost on the border between Argentinian and Chilean waters. 

les eclaireurs

les eclaireurs close-up

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Lynas Point and its minus point

Posted in Family, Travel by Dennis Wright on July 13, 2009

What better way to spend a week on Anglesey than in a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage. The cottage is one of two holiday cottages in the lighthouse complex at Point Lynas, a rocky promontory in Northern Anglesey and close to Llaneilian with its cute little beach. Our cottage was pretty, spacious, clean and very well equipped. The setting was jaw-dropping. These are all the plus points.

The lighthouse is still active, having been converted years ago to run automatically. Which brings me to the one minus point. Even in summer the visibility can drop to the point where the automatic foghorn starts up. It is very loud, blares every 45 seconds and can go on all night …

The lighthouse complex has a crenellated wall and gothic arch, like a mini castle.

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