Travel Photography | Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse

Time to share some travel photography from Kintyre where we spent a fantastic week recently staying in a cottage right on the Atlantic shore.

In the very south tip of Kintyre stands the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. A long walk down a precipitous path through hills which have been the site of past airplane and helicopter disasters is rewarded by fantastic views across the Northern Ireland…if the weather is clear, that is! The sky was dramatic and gaps in the clouds allowed tiny shafts of light to spotlight the grumbling sea.

During the walk you get a real sense of how exposed this coastline is to the, sometimes, brutal Scottish elements. The presence of the lighthouse in this shot allowed me to re-visit one of my favourite themes…how relatively small man’s structures are in our vast landscape. Perhaps, we aren’t as significant a species as we think……….