HY4909 : Long Ayre - Weethick

taken 6 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.
Some geo-science here - LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Derek Mayes and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
HY4909, 6 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
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)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Tombolo  Ayre 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for HY4909) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 45 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register