HU4739 : Skerries on east side of Ness of Sound

taken 12 months ago, near to Sound, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Skerries on east side of Ness of Sound
Skerries on east side of Ness of Sound
The gently dipping Middle Old Red Sandstone of east Mainland produces skerries with a steep side facing the shore of Ness of Sound, and a slope off into the waters of Brei Wick. This makes them easy for seals to haul out on the seaward side, and slide quickly away from the shore if disturbed, though the ones we saw had chosen a boulder beach a little way north where they seemed better camouflaged. Perhaps the less visible ones remained while ones here had already departed before we got to them ! There certainly seeme to be seal heads popping up all along the shore of Brei Wick, watching the people passing by.

In the distance in this view is Bressay Sound, overlooked by Lerwick on the left (with the prominent coastguard building on the hilltop) and Bressay on the right.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4720 3917 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.0606N 1:9.1290W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4717 3914
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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