HY4909 : Long Ayre - Weethick

taken 7 years ago, near to Yinstay, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Long Ayre - Weethick
Long Ayre - Weethick
A delightful ayre, or tombolo; it seems seldom visited yet full of interest.
It can be accessed at this, the western, end at low water but also from the far eastern end without difficulty - HY5009 : Very Long Ayre
One can see that is largely submerged at high water.
Caused by long-shore drift of tides and streams, the banks hold back a good body of brackish water.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 4978 0976 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:58.3227N 2:52.5080W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 4960 0964
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Tombolo  Ayre 

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