HU2078 : Esha Ness as the storm approaches

taken 8 years ago, near to Stenness, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Esha Ness as the storm approaches
Esha Ness as the storm approaches
We had hoped to paddle this coast during our week in September, but winds were high all week. In this evening view the cliffs are already being battered by swell from a storm which would not arrive for another thirty hours. Waves which are "only" a couple of metres in this view were forecast to rise to four and a half metres the next day. Understandably, we paddled in more sheltered locations. In the right conditions, sea kayakers can get in amongst the cliffs and stacks, where there are several subterranean passages. Even with swell (but without the strong winds) we could contemplate making the passage between Moo stack (upper left) and the main cliffs, and perhaps visiting Muckle Ossa, the small island top left. It will all be there for next time ...
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Category
Cliffs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 207 787 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:29.4870N 1:37.4635W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 206 785
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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