HU4738 : Ruggen - the end of Ness of Sound

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

Ruggen - the end of Ness of Sound
Ruggen - the end of Ness of Sound
Although the sea looks calm from this height on the Ness of Sound circular path, we'd just had a very lumpy crossing from mainland Scotland, and the view includes lots of ships taking shelter on the lee side of Shetland's long southern peninsula towards Sumburgh Head. The strong westerly had moderated a little from its overnight peak of 7-8, but was still perhaps a little gusty for cliff top walking, but at least the sun was shining. The Devonian Middle Old Red Sandstone beds (typical of east Mainland) are here dipping quite steeply to the east, producing rather pointy skerries, and less than confidence-inspiring cliff edges where they face east into Brei Wick.
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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  Headland (Coastal Feature) 
Headland (coastal feature)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4705 3852 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:7.7115N 1:9.3000W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4707 3877
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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