Ryssmasterna - Near Dyvik, Sweden

Lighthouse category:  beacon/sector

Position:  59°31'54.02"N : 18°32'51.82"E

Status: active

Date:  not known

Designer:  not known

Tower height: 20 feet

Construction: round concrete tower with lantern and gallery

Colour scheme: tower white, lantern white with single horizontal red band

Focal plane height:  26 feet

Characteristics: white, red and green sectors, single flash every three seconds

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This light is situated on a tiny, rocky islet immediately to the south of the main shipping channel about one and a half miles east of Dyvik.  I was extremely lucky to get the first photo just as a large shower was passing to the south of us and producing a spectacular rainbow.  The rather strange lighting effect in the shot above that appears like a spotlight shining on the lighthouse seem, as far as I can recollect, to have been produced by a shaft of sunlight that was actually shining through a gap in Queen Victoria's superstructure.

The image below gives a wider view of the islet and also shows more clearly the large number of black birds perched in the trees.  The birds, as far as I can determine from the Internet are ravens.  The trees look dead which is strange as there were no other dead trees that I saw between here and Stockholm, and I just wonder if their condition has something to do with the large number of birds roosting here.

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