Unbelievably rare opportunity to stand alone looking at this lighthouse. Normally there are line-ups of dozens of photographers all vying for position on well-worn perches to photograph this tick-list honeypot. I think this is perhaps only the third time in three decades that I’ve ever stopped on my walk to make a picture, as I just don’t enjoy the jostling with others, I want & need to be alone. I love Ynys Llanddwyn but for me at least, I don’t go to the island for the lighthouse but for the landscape and views over the bay and back to the mainland.
Today with just the wind whispering in the marram grass, and the sound of waves on the distant shore, it was a perfect opportunity to stand and reflect without distraction upon the original reason for the existence of the lighthouses. I was able to consider the jagged rocky coastline, the character-rich profile of the Eryri mountains in the background and the huge, but very shallow stretch of treacherous sea that separates the land masses. It’s no wonder that a lighthouse was sited here before electronic navigation mitigated their purpose.