When I lived in the UK, I spent a week with my boss, driving around Scotland and then ending at her family’s home on a loch. It was early September, the weather was crystal clear and had a slight chill to it and it was then that I first saw the Northern Lights. I immediately recognized this lighthouse when I saw it listed in the Guardian, because it was across the Firth of Clyde from where we stayed.
While we were there, we walked along the shore, and watched the ships and ferries come and go, something that we were not used to seeing on the treacherous Bristol Channel where we worked. This area had the advantage of having both water and mountain views, and they are very dramatic at many times during the day, depending on the weather and the light.
Lighthouse Cottage was at one time the principal keeper's cottage for Toward Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson for the Cumbrae Lighthouse Trust and completed in 1812. It is the tallest of three Stevenson lighthouses on the Clyde.
Naturally, the weather is not always this stunning, and when the days draw in late in the fall, it would be wonderful to sit in front of this fire, with the dramatic views on the other side of the room.
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