Sunday, 20 February 2011

Blown about on Scat Ness and The Ness of Burgi

One day I'll realise that staying at home on a wet and windy day is wiser than trying to go for a walk on one of the most exposed bits of Shetland to take photos. Hopefully that'll be a long time off.

So today I met a friend and went down to Scat Ness on the southern tip of Shetland for a look at the sea-nery and a lot of fresh air.

There are a lot of archaelogical remains down there with visitor attractions of Jarlshof and Old Scatness, but we headed out into the wind and rain towards The Ness of Burgi and The Burgi Block House. It was a great place to get some shelter and a hot cup of tattie soup inside us as well as fantastic views over to Sumburgh Lighthouse, Fitful Head and Horse Island. On a better day we'd see Fair Isle too.

The sea wasn't as impressive as I'd hoped, may be due to it being too windy, but we had a grand wander with just the wind, sea and a few gulls for company.


Looking back towards Sumburgh Airport


Over towards Sumburgh Lighthouse


The walkway to The Ness of Burgi


and looking back along it


The Burgi Block House was very impressive and a good shelter...

...with great views from the doorways ...

...and off to the south, Horse Island was getting a battering


Next weekend we will be mostly moving, so I'll see you soon...

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