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Artic Penguin – Inveraray

Artic penguin 1
Nikon F90x
Ilford XP2
Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens

Sitting on the quays at Inveraray in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, the Artic Penguin now rests.

She had the following History


1910 Named: PENGUIN as lightship for the Irish Lighthouse Service – cost ยฃ7,230. Flag: Ireland
1966 Sold to T.E. McSweeney and converted into a Youth Adventure Sea Training Vessel Renamed: HALLOWE’EN Flag: United Kingdom
1982 Sold to Mr D. Norris and converted to a schooner. Cruise Boat Renamed: ARCTIC PENGUIN Moored close to the eastern shore of The Gareloch where her new owner single-handedly fitted her with twin diesel engines. All the work, the boring out of the stern propellor tubes, the fitting of the necessary external propellor shaft brackets, the propellor shafts and the propellors was all done without the ship being docked or slipped.
1995 Maritime Museum at Inveraray Pier

Today she enjoys one of the best views Scotland has to offer.

Artic penguin 2
Nikon F90x
Ilford XP2
Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens

Inveraray sits on the A83 between Glasgow and Oban/Argyll, I have driven this route many times and stopping to look at the Artic Penguin and loch Fyne was something I did every time, just a fantastic view.

I am planning to return in November this year and cannot wait!

Artic penguin 3

Nikon F90x
Ilford XP2
Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens

Nigel …

9 responses

  1. Three amazing photos. I absolutely love the reflections in the water. I also love history, so thanks for sharing this story.

    April 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    • Thank you Shane, very pleased you enjoyed these.

      I remember being over the moon to even be taking them that morning, its such a lovely location.


      April 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  2. Caledonia is calling…

    April 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    • Hi Rebecca!!!

      Yes for me to, November cannot come fast enough, I cannot wait to be there again ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  3. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place, makes me miss our little cottage at Ardban near Applecross ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    • High Mike Thank you…

      I just did a google search for Ardban, wow I can see why!!

      April 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      • Yes it’s a magical place, we love it there, many happy memories. Congrats again on the fab photos

        April 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      • ๐Ÿ™‚

        April 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm

  4. Beautiful photos Nigel. I love the last one ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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