HU2177 : Stenness Bay

near to Stenness, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Stenness Bay
Stenness Bay
Stenness is a headland south of Esha Ness, with a community of the same name consisting of a few houses. In years gone by there were more houses and more people, as well as a busy "Haaf" fishing station, the remnants of which can be found, such as the roofless building seen on the shore here. The looming eminence in the background is HU2176 : Dore Holm - The Drinking Horse
Haaf fishing involved boats called sixareens, each with six men and six oars as well as a square shaped sail. They would row and sail up to 50 miles out to sea.
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2011
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for HU2177)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Derelict, Disused  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2144 7712 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:28.6337N 1:36.7093W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2141 7718
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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