Sunday, January 15, 2023

Bishop Rock : a Scilly island


Twenty-eight miles from Cornwall is Bishop Rock.
Localization with the GeoGarage platform (UKHO raster chart)
This tiny island is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest island with a building on Earth.
A storm destroyed the original lighthouse in 1847, but builders completed the current lighthouse in 1858.
Impressively, this lighthouse is tied with Eddystone Lighthouse for the tallest lighthouse in England. 

This was shot on video tape with a fisheye lens, in the 1990's.
I got a helicopter ride out with the crew who were about to automate the place.
So i only had a few hours on site.
This was also the 1st time I had been back from when I was stationed here in the 80's.
I was a Lighthouse Keeper from 1974 to 1997.
(Peter Halil)

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