NB5363 : Port of Ness: waves hit an isolated rock

near to Port Nis/Cealagbhal, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Port of Ness: waves hit an isolated rock
Port of Ness: waves hit an isolated rock
This rock is one of the smallest of several (the others out of picture to the left) abutting the sandy beach at Port of Ness. Today's high winds produced some quite spectacular waves, one of which we see just as it breaks.
English/Gaelic names in the Western Isles
In around 1999, the Ordnance Survey replaced English-language placenames in the Western Isles with Gaelic-language names. Some of the more prominent features (e.g. Isle of Barra; Stornoway; Sound of Harris) do have bilingual labels but, on the whole, villages, lochs, peaks etc. generally have the Gaelic names on the modern-day mapping.

Because the English versions have a tendency not to appear on the maps any more, I have decided to use them in my image titles and, as such, a translation will be readily available from the Gaelic labelling on the map.

(NB I have not translated some of the more minor loch and river names, where I have not easily found the English version.)
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Thursday, 16 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 August, 2012
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Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 5385 6366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:29.4844N 6:13.5389W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 5380 6366
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