This is just an excuse to repeat some words from Robert Louis Stevenson, a member of The Lighthouse Family – five generations responsible for the remarkable legacy of ninety six lighthouses around the coast of Britain, among them, Cape Wrath.
There is scarce a deep sea light from the Isle of Man to North Berwick, but one of my blood designed it. The Bell Rock stands monument to my grandfather; the Skerry Vhor for my uncle Alan; and when the lights come out along the shore of Scotland, I am proud to think that they burn more brightly for the genius of my father.
For love of lovely words, and for the sake
Of those, my kinsmen and my countrymen,
Who early and late in the windy ocean toiled
To plant a star for seamen, where was then
The surfy haunt of seals and cormorants:
I, on the lintel of this cot, inscribe
The name of a strong tower.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1885