HU3162 : Burki Skerries

taken 11 months ago, near to Little-Ayre, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Burki Skerries
Burki Skerries
The foreground bay, Bungil, has a few skerries or stacks, but Burki Skerries themselves are the larger group off the headland, the largest of which has a grassy top. Further out the skerries are rocky and low-lying, jutting out into Swarbacks Minn, beyond which can be seen the islands of Papa Little and Vementry, and parts of South Mainland. This is relatively sheltered water, with a small swell window to the west north west, and holds various fish and mussel farms close to the shores. The beach is of a distinctive red sand, derived from the underlying granophyre, a plutonic igneous rock of Old Red Sandstone (Devonian) age which makes up the majority of Muckle Roe.
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HU3162, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Beach  Skerry 
Category
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3137 6256 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:20.7517N 1:26.0085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3124 6285
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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