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the point of the sleepy people

Rhue derives from An Rubha which means "headland" in Gaelic. The full name of the area is "RudhaCadail" which in Gaelic means "the Point (ie headland) of the Sleepy People". Legend has it that the name came from sailors found asleep but quite unharmed on the rocks (where the lighthouse is now) after their boat was shipwrecked on a stormy night. The settlement is shown on earlier maps as "Ard-a-chadail", the 'village' of the sleepy people.


Location: Rhue Lighthouse - Ullapool Scottland

Date: May 18, 2012 08:48pm

Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZF

Exposure: 1/30 on tripod

Aperture: f/11

Filter: Hitech Graduated ND 1.2 Stop

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Taken on May 18, 2012