HU4638 : The southwestern tip of Ness of Sound

taken 2 years ago, near to Sound, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The southwestern tip of Ness of Sound
The southwestern tip of Ness of Sound
Steeply dipping sandstones of Devonian age (Middle Old Red Sandstone) produce quite pointy skerries and smooth east-facing cliff faces here at the very end of Ness of Sound, west of Ruggen. Although Voe of Sound and the sea to our south are protected from the big westerly swells, white foam on the wave tops shows that there is quite a strong and gusty wind blowing (we'd had a pretty lumpy crossing from mainland Scotland overnight). There are numerous ships in the background of this view, all taking shelter in the lee of Shetland's long southern peninsula - anchored with their bows facing the coast and close in to minimise the fetch.
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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)
Headland (Coastal Feature) 
Headland (coastal feature)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4685 3852 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:7.7129N 1:9.5159W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4690 3864
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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