Friday, 30 November 2012

Out Skerries; second visit and a day of big skies

I had my second trip (First trip) to Out Skerries on a very cold and icy morning that seems to have hit some in Shetland by surprise. The icy start gave some lovely scenes though...


Looking out across the North-East Mouth that the Vidlin ferry comes through...


And the North Mouth...


Out Skerries is a very useful shape with it's sheltered voes and mouths going in between the islands. Across the South Mouth...


Heading down to the south west tip of the island...


The Ward of Mioness is the nipple in the centre and the second highest point on Out Skerries at a whopping 48m...


To get on to Mio Ness involves crossing Trolli Geo. A rope assisted clamber down slippery rocks to the bottom of the geo and a similar climb up the other side. A well timed hale shower made this all the more interesting, but the view looking back up over Out Skerries was worth it...


Looking South-West over the 'summit cairn' with The Benlips and other Skerries in the distance...


It was a biting cold day out today an on the way back I popped into the Church of Scotland Kirk out of interest and for a quiet moment out of the wind with a dry seat...



There are 2 small shops on Out Skerries, though I've not been to either. I was wishing there was a pub with a nice fire while I waited in the dark for the ferry to arrive. But atleast it did arrive!

Tomorrow Beren and I are going to help a friend on Bressay with some sheepy work which should be entertaining before he's rushed back for a party and then on Sunday his own 5th birthday party. Bust weekend ahead...



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