Sunday, 30 January 2011

Great Bernera

I visited Bosta Beach on Great Bernera this afternoon, in part to see the Tide and Time Bell that was installed there last July. The apparatus appeared to be lacking its clapper, leaving the beach only resounding to the crashing waves.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Old and new, the slipway by the Bernera Bridge"]Old and new, the slipway by the Bernera Bridge[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Croir"]Croir[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The Time and Tidebell at Bosta"]The Time and Tidebell at Bosta[/caption]


  1. What does the Time and Tidebell do, and how does it work. I assume it rings at high tide, but I'm not sure how it would know that.



  2. Have a look at the website by Marcus Vergette who makes the Tide Bell (