HU5438 : Confused water off Feadda Ness

taken 11 months ago, 3 km from Brough, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Confused water off Feadda Ness
Confused water off Feadda Ness
The rock over which the wave is just breaking (and water from the previous wave pouring off) is the southernmost point of the island of Noss at this state of the tide (lowish - early in the flood, near neaps). Turning this headland from the southwest coast starts to open up views of progressively more interesting rock scenery as well as increasing amounts of bird life. There are small caves just here, and a Geo between the first and second sections of cliff in this photo. I paddled into more sheltered water inside, where bigger caves awaited exploration, but in the rather confused water (southwesterly windwaves cutting across easterly swell) no-one seemed to want to join me and it's not a place to play without a bit of backup... The rock is a mix of sandstones and conglomerates of Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) age where layers of varying hardness have eroded into the many ledges which make the place such an attractive place for seabirds.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Cliffs  Sea Kayaking 
Sea kayaking   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5493 3897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:7.8951N 1:0.7846W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5488 3892
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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