Rattray Head Lighthouse, Scotland (II)

JULY 2005 – Rattray Head Lighthouse, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Finding an accommodation around Peterhead in Scotland posed a challenge for us. No, not a challenge. Make that ‘a problem’. Peterhead is a town with a working harbour, not very spectacular but pretty busy. And all the busy workers apparently occupied all the hotels and B&Bs in town. After some asking around (one might call that an ‘odyssey’) we finally found an accommodation for the night at the Rattray Head Lighthouse B&B.

We did not stay directly at the lighthouse though, which was built in 1895, but still operating as automated lighthouse today, but at the former houses for the lighthouse wards. Back in 2005, the B&B was operated by Rob and Val, who were super friendly, and our room was clean and very quiet. Pure relaxation. We walked along the endless sandy beach, also known as ‘The Shoulder of Scotland’.

Sadly, the property has been sold and is not available as B&B any longer.

The high resolution image

Capture Date20-JUL-2005
LocationNear Peterhead, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6421 x 4142 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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