Sunday, 16 December 2012

Kebister Ness

This horrible lurgy of mine has been hanging on so I've not been up to much other than work and resting up. We have had some great frosty weather and clear skies, but Friday and Saturday were pretty horrible with gales and a storm surge that has left damage in a few places. Today, however, was lovely day, so I went for a little potter and some fresh air out along Kebister Ness just north of Lerwick.

Looking south over Rova Head towards Bressay...


Again looking south over The Stacks of Vatsland. There are some small arches and caves here that the water was pulsing out of, but I couldn't get down for a close look as the tide was fairly high...


Looking out north-east to the end of the ness with South Nesting in the distance...


The high point, only 33m. But a great view point...


Looking back down the ness the way I came...


At the end there are 3 distinct sharp ridges that stretch out into the sea with deep geos between them. It's a pretty lovely spot...


From the end of the central ridge...


The northern ridge gives an easy way down to the sea so I went down for a nosy...


The caves and geos along this coast aren't the most dramatic but they still have their moments with this little cove giving a regular spurt of spray along with some impressive sounds...


Quite a nice spot to sit and watch the sea for a while...


I headed back to the car along the north eastern side of the ness to Doos' Cove. There were a surprising number of shags on the rocks around the ness, but I never saw any pigeons, which I guess the cove is named after.

Here's the veiw looking back up the headland from Doos' Cove...


Once home it was time to check the car over while we still had daylight for our trip back home later in the week and a quick run down to Meal Beach with Beren for some more pottering. Kebister Ness is a nice little headland, all the more so for it being sandwiched between some of Shetland's industrial areas. I think I might be back in  the summer with my dry suit for a splash about to look in some of the little caves and arches.

3 comments:

  1. More beautiful photos mate of a beautiful place ...

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  2. Hope you soon recover and have a restful Christmas back down here in the South with your family. Merry Christmas and I look forward to you posts in t he new year.

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  3. Cheers, Aelf, it certainly is. All the best to you too Ellen, I just seem to have an infection that's swinging between chest and throat, get's much better but just jumps up and bites you as soon as you do much. Looking forward to some muddy woods back home!

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