|Fair Isle's South Lighthouse lost it's wall yesterday due to high breaking waves.|
Dave, Josie & Peter who live at the Lighthouse are safe & well, flats undamaged. My artist studio is untouched thank goodness, but the Northern Lighthouse Board's engine room window was smashed, flooding the room & equipment. The window was temporally covered with a board, full damage will be assessed tomorrow when a NLB man arrives.See yesterday's Storm video & blog post
|The wall is gone form the road entrance to the foghorn.|
Large chunks of wall have been move by the waves.
|While everyone comes down to assess the damages, some folks say they seen storms like this before.|
But that wall had been there for maybe a 100 years? I'm not sure when the fog horn was put in?
|It's quite sad. The Norther Lighthouse Board who own the wall, must be glad they didn't just paint it...|
Do they really have the money to rebuild it, much less clean it up? Let's hope it's insured.
|The wall plaque commemorating the WW2 bombing of the Lighthouse still stands.|
|You know that bench you like to sit on... I saw a few pieces in Hultry Geo.|
The 4"by 4" post anchoring the bench was violently snapped off, stone and concrete scattered everywhere.
|Who put all the rocks on my grass?|
|The bails washed around beach balls|
|The Fair Isle lighthouse Keepers Golf Course|
has some big divots made in the grassy slope by tumbling bits of wall pushed by waves.
|Rocks thrown down the road.|
|The stone wall is gone... or moved further a field.|
|Liz taking video of the waves and damage to the Lighthouse.|
Not Roadkill, Wavekill?
Yes, We did eat the Octopus!
Fried in panko breadcrumbs served with a wasabi soysauce.
The next night we ate the rest braised in Spanish spices over pasta.
You got to take the good with the bad...