Leading Light

Roa Island Lifeboat Station
March 25, 2010, 11:31 pm
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Barrow Lifeboat Station (Roa Island)

RNLI Lifeboat Station at Roa Island

Barrow Lifeboat station (located at Roa Island) is the busiest of the 4 RNLI stations in Cumbria. It is built on concrete stilts because the tides can be very high on this coast.

Roa Island Wreck
March 24, 2010, 5:46 pm
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abandoned wreck at the side of the Roa Island causeway

abandoned wreck - approaching Roa Island

Someone has named this boat Petal – I wonder if that was her name when she was seaworthy? Abandoned, and resembling the carcass of a dead whale, she now provides a sad but fascinating composition for passing photographers. The location is the beach at the side of the Roa Island causeway – approaching Roa village.

Guided walk from Walney to Piel
September 13, 2009, 9:24 pm
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the walk from Walney Island to Piel Island

guided walk to Piel from Snab Point (Walney Island)

John – the ferryman
June 12, 2009, 8:01 am
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John - skipper of the Piel ferry

John - skipper of the Piel ferry

John is also a local taxi driver, and he’s the man to see if you have an enamel bath requiring restoration!

June 3, 2009, 7:50 am
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Old Tom

Old Tom, waiting to be rowed back to his boat after a Piel visit


Rampside Red
May 10, 2009, 12:31 am
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Royal Mail red looks so vibrant in the afternoon sun. The beacon looks like a pencil in the sand from this viewpoint.

Rampside postbox

Fresh air and open spaces
May 4, 2009, 7:19 pm
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