HU4035 : West Voe of Quarff

taken 10 years ago, near to Wester Quarff, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

West Voe of Quarff
West Voe of Quarff
The voe marks the western end of an unusual east-west trending valley for Shetland. The origins are uncertain but the Quarff Gap is possibly the remains of an ancient Tertiary river system, deepened by ice sheets during the last (Devensian) episode of the Pleistocene period.
The gap between Clift Sound, visible in the photograph, and the North Sea at Easter Quarff was probably used by Vikings pulling their boats overland. In old Norse 'Quarff' means 'portage'.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 February, 2008
Category
Voe   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 404 350 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:5.8683N 1:16.4571W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 408 351
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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