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TP4318 - Lady Isle
28th Apr 2013 15:25 by CJO
With binoculars from TP8334. The pillar is visible in front of the lighthouse/cottage/shed to the right. I'm going to have to get some higher magnification equipment for this sort of thing as the log is a little tentative!
Lady Isle blurred long distance mobile phone photo, my binoculars gave much better view than this.
10th Dec 2011 13:18 by coinea
10th Dec 2011 13:17 by Clochandighter
This trig bagging expedition will always be remembered as being slightly different from the norm. A small island two miles off the Ayrshire coast. It took two boats to get us there, changing boats out at sea, jumping from the tug to a small motor boat was interesting. There were ten of us on board the tug; the boatman, his crewman, five trig baggers and three island baggers. Before we set off from Troon Harbour, the boatman explained that due to the swell, the chances of being able to land us safely were slim. In half an hour we reached within 200m of the island. The boatman said the sea was too rough to land us. However our patience paid off and another half hour later and we were landing. There is no pier or jetty on Lady Isle so it's paddle or jump onto very slippy rocks. Then made a bee line for the trig pillar. This secondary station pillar was completed on 25th October 1947 costing £27.1s.6d. The column is in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters, flush bracket faces NE. Vented through SE and NW sight holes. Views include Arran and much of the Ayrshire coast. Photos taken, GPS reading done, a quick look around then back into the water for another ship jump. GRP.
S4270 - Lady Isle & GRP
10th Dec 2011 13:16 by andyc
Live log from island with 7 other triggers. Full log to follow at home. Mild swell made getting onto island tricky but possible. Later comments: as Graeme says a very surreal experience. Boatman thought the lot of us were quite odd but very amenable chap who did his best to get us onto the island in imperfect conditions. Island is obviously less densely vegetated than previously and relatively easy to explore in its fairly minimal attractions. Trig Pillar is not on high point being built next to Keepers Cottage. Worthwhile visit though purely to put real life faces to names and characters you feel you know so well through logs read over the years but never met. Great Day Out!
10th Dec 2011 13:15 by descarte1
Vgc pillar on Lady Isle. Visited as part of TP:UK group with some extra island-bagging friends. Getting onto the isle was looking a bit sketchy, but we all made it! FB faces north-east-ish with, north-west-ish and south-east-ish holes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Trig looks a bit tired but otherwise vgc. Great views all round up and down the Firth. Lighthouse is pretty interesting but sadly fenced off for getting to the top...great adventure!
Lady Isle (Slight Return) Dory returning for the first wave of isle-exiters. andyc, clochandighter and coinea\'s arm in the frame. The rocks were treacherously wet!©descarte1
10th Dec 2011 13:03 by peregrinus
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, beside old building. Presumably the OS put this one here for a bet ... Visited c/o Robin Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Troon Tug Co, with a 3 island-baggers and 5 triggers, including descarte1 and andyC whom I'd not met before. We thought Ed was a bit mad going for it last weekend but it seems we had a slightly trickier landing, with swell coming round the wee island from both sides. Ultimately it was Alan the crewman's call and he gave us the thumbs up. Onto slippery rocks with no pier or beach. Quite a tiny island, hosting a few Turnstones, a Curlew, the odd gull and a rabbit (!). Another visit is likely in 2012 (not by me), hopefully in calmer seas.
4th Dec 2011 13:56 by edfielden
A lucky break in the otherwise windy and haily weather allowed a crossing from Troon Harbour by tugboat and dinghy, courtesy of local boatman Robin Taylor, his wife and a crewman. Setting out at around 1:20pm from the harbour, the voyage was not rough but very bouncy. Two miles later, the tug paused some 100m from the shore and I transferred to a dinghy with the crewman to land on the island. As we approached a large curious seal popped its head above the water to see what we were up to! Landing on the rocks the crewman jumped off first and got very wet feet; I followed onto the rocks with just a small splash! Crossing the wet rocks covered with bird plop was tricky but we were soon up on the clumpy turf and approaching the lighthouse. On the NE side of the 'lean-to' of the lighthouse is the trig and both the crewman (whose name I didn't catch) and I bagged the pillar! FB faces NE; NW sighthole open, all others closed.
View of Lady Isle from Troon Harbour ©edfielden
29th Jul 2011 16:48 by German68
Visited by sea kayak - an impressive little island. And as yet, my favourite trig point. Cheers to Quadbarrel for the idea :-)
24th Sep 2000 14:17 by fasgadh
An expedition to visit a 6m trig! Great wee trip, loads of seals big flock of teal and the complaints department of the Troon Broo. Very rough going on the island.