Monday, 28 September 2009

The Signal Tower

The Signal Tower and person with dog.

These pics were taken a couple of weeks back at Arbroath harbour. Above is looking south west towards Carnoustie over the harbour bar. The Signal Tower is just visible at the far right.


The seagull had one eye on me.



This is where I park my yacht.




The Signal Tower. Now a Museum. Originally built (as its name suggests) as the Signal Tower for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, it was completed nearly 200 years ago in 1813. In the 1950's, the building was converted into council houses, how cool would they have been? I really must get round to a post devoted solely to Lighthouses and the Stevenson family involvement with them. It's all fascinating stuff......

In the meantime I recommend a visit to this website for a bit more info on the Signal Tower and if you're interested in that then the rest of the site is fascinating too. Enjoy.



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16 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots, Neil! I have a thing about water and lighthouses, so all of these spoke to me. And, in addition, you always provide humorous dialog that provides me with some always needed laughter!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. some great shots here... i loved my visit to Scotland this summer...

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  3. I enjoyed this post. I tried to find out more about the Signal Tower but the link didn't take me to it. OOPS!

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  4. Wonderful Colors and nice shot of the the Signall Tower...would love to see the world there like you do. cheers

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  5. ships and sea shots are always my favorite. you can never go wrong with these subjects. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Interesting information and lovely pictures. The link to further information does not work though.

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  7. life in a lighthouse must be fascinating!

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  8. What a beautiful and peaceful place! I love it! Have a great day!

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  9. Glad you pointed out person with dog, or I would've missed her. What a gorgeous place and the photos are just lovely.

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  10. This was a nostalgic blog visit for me. In 1989 my late husband and I spent two days in Arbroath. In fact, we stayed at a B and B facing the harbour - could it have been called Harbour House? We visited the ruined church, went to church on Sunday at a local church, ate oat cakes and haddock and walked the cliffs in very cold weather before returning to Edinburgh via St Andrews.

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  11. Your yacht? You told me that you were into paddling!

    :-P


    Great photos. I love the Signal Tower!

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  12. Eleanor - Yes, the Harbour House is still going strong. Sounds like you have some nice memories of Arbroath.

    My apologies for the duff link. Sorted now. Duh!

    mtb..... yachts.....steamers.....canoes.....!

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  13. I didn't realise you had parked your yatch next to mine. The Signal Tower looks great. I agree you must dedicate a post to lighthouses and the Stephensons, it makes fascinating reading. My old neighbour (the one that died recently) lent me a book, I think it was called The Lighthouse Stephensons, and it was very, very interesting.

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  14. Lovely colours and light to your photos Neil -I can almost taste the salt in the air.

    And so handy to be able to bring your yacht up to the edge of town - must cut down on the travelling time marvellously!

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  15. Nice pics Neil. I think the habour at Arbroath is a great setting for pictures,especially with the multicoloured hooses.

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