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Postby gw1mvl » Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:32 am


Greetings from North Wales. I have a few pics on my web site at

http://www.gw1mvl.supanet.com

any comments welcome

byeeeeeeeee

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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:34 am


A beautifully designed site, Ian! I didn't get a chance to tour all of it but what I did see was excellent :!: Thanks for sharing your site with us.

It is good to have you with us, here at Lighthousing.net! :)

I look forward to reading more of your "posts"!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:01 pm


Great web site and lighthouse photos, Ian! The "decapitated" one makes me rather sad, though. I wouldn't imagine that it always looked that way.

Were the lighthouses that are in the water always in the water or did the begin their lives on land?

Thanks for posting, and I'll look forward to future posts and photos! :D
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Postby gw1mvl » Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:15 am


Hiya,

thank you for the kind words.......
hoping to visit more next year when weather gets a bit warmer..
ie East Coast of England.
The next Welsh ones are further down the Country and may need a boat to visit them :?

Ireland is planned too.... :D


the "in the Water" ones are accesable from low tide. Penmon/Trwyn Ddu was the First Automated Accetalyne Powered Light in the country @ 1920ish (Do have a few of this Light House as a Figurine from Harbour Lights "Pharos" collection).

will keep you posted .....

Bore Dda or Gymru / Good Morning from Wales

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Postby plebetkin » Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:52 am


as you travel to more lights, keep us posted with dialouge and pictures.
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Postby gw1mvl » Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:51 pm


have updated gallery will 2 pics off Amlwch Harbour on Island of Anglesey.

also if you venture into "Axtivated" section you will find a few different pics of Penmon and Point Lynas which were taken on 25th Jan 2004.

hope you'll enjoy........

comments as usual please.......

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:09 pm


Ian, thanks for the update, and it's nice to hear from you again! :)
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:29 pm


I enjoyed your site, Ian. I got to visit several of the UK lights near Dover the last time I was in the UK last July to give a lecture at Cambridge. I've not gotten to see any of the Welsh lights so I'll have to add them to my ever lengthening list of lighthouses I want to visit!
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Postby gw1mvl » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:57 am


Hi all

once again thank you for the kind words....

pencilling a few moew visits when the weather gets a bit warmer....

will let u all know sooooooooooon

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Postby island » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:38 am


Ian,

I like your presentation of the lights. They appear to be strongly constructed, made to last.

I have two questions for you.

--What is the purpose of the multiple light arrangement at Caernofon?

--Also, I note the substantial lantern structure of the Bar Light Ship, Merseyside, much more so than on US lightships. Were these lightships prone to rolling in the sea with this weight so high above the waterline and what was done to compensate in hull design and or balast?

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Postby gw1mvl » Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:32 am


Hi Island

the lights at Caernafon are used like traffic lights.....
looking at the pic . on the right is a marina. the left is tidal water. when the tide is out the lights show red. when the tide is high the light shows white.

main reason that there is a Gate to allow boats access to the marina only at high tide, otherwise theres about a 10/15 foot height difference. also would think marina would quickly empty of water :?

Bar light does have its own site..... like many of yours, this is under threat of being scrapped, so a "Fund" to save it and restore it has been set up.

a good read is available if u get chance on "Goiodwin Sands" lightship that dissapeared in the sand banks many years ago.

trinity house web site is another good please to visit for more info :D

hope this has gone part way to answering ur questions ..........

Keep the Lights Shining ......................

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Postby Maria » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:51 pm


Great pictures, Ian. Wales certainly has a variety of light tower styles...everything from modern lightpole to castle.
I would love to visit Wales one day. It looks absolutely beautiful...now if only you could work on making the language a little more user-friendly.

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Postby island » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:55 pm


Ian,

Thank you for the information and for suggestions to find additional information. I have looked at Trinity but not extensively, more so for learning about the light system management rather the specific lights. The lights at Caernafon as you describe are used in a similar way as lights at locks on in our Great Lakes area and on our rivers.

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Postby boats » Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:41 am


Ian I also enjoyed your web site, alway nice to view lighthouses from the other side of the big pond. Some of my lighthouse designs come from over there, The 25 foot lighthouse I'm building now has many ideas from your side. Hope to review your site more latter. "Boats"
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Postby plebetkin » Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:03 pm


enjoyed the web site and enjoyed your explanations to answer Island's questions
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