NF7604 : Sound of Gighay

taken 12 years ago, 5 km from Bruairnis, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Sound of Gighay
Sound of Gighay
A secluded sound between the remote Hebridean islands of Hellisay and Gighay. Narrow, rock-bound entrances at both ends open into a sheltered lagoon. Martin Lawrence (in The Yachtsman's Pilot to the Western Isles) says that the flood tide either enters the sound from both ends, or it runs right through from SE to NW, or it does both, the former at springs and the latter at neaps. He also says that both entrances are choked with rocks, and, "Each visiting yacht seems to find more rocks, or perhaps the same rocks in different positions." The view is of the NW entrance, from Hellisay.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 January, 2008
Coast > Sound (narrow sea passage)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 761 044 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:1.0172N 7:20.2561W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 764 040
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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