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An afternoon at Gress Beach

On Monday afternoon, I went to Gress, with the aim of locating some of the wargraves in the local cemetery. Having achieved that objective, I ambled down to the beach along the river. Although it was barely above freezing, the cloudscapes and light were magnificent.


Lichen mottled gravestone, set against the dunes


Light over the Gress River, overlooked by Lighthill, Back


Gress River from the old road bridge


Lines of surf on Gress Beach


Ice in the verge of the road at Na Creachan
Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 17:14

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The reflection of the sky on the tranquil water is just magical.

Carol from IBHQ


AL, you so often come over (in print which is difficult anyway) as quite unpoetical and prosaic, and suddenly, such beautiful lyrical photographs. Even lighthouses can be unbending...

Flying Cat from on tranquil reflections


Very nice pictures, Arnish L. Personally, I like the lichened gravestone best. Is there only one gravestone there Arnish, or is it just the way you took the picture? Gress River from the old road bridge makes a very strong impression as well.

mjc from NM,USA


brill pictures of a place fondly remembered from a far off childhood

chuck brigg from yorkshire


MJC, there are easily several hundred gravestones at Gress. I took the one pictured above to contrast it with the dunes in the background.

Arnish Lighthouse from Stornoway


Every time I see that first photo it makes me think of a leopard or a brindle Great Dane looking out to sea ... Amazing lichen patterns, a testimony to the pure air of Lewis.

Jill from EK


Gress River amazing as usual

S Murray from Gress/Glasgow




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