Thursday, 26 September 2013

Kettla Ness

I've been a bit poorly sick with man flu lately, but I thought I'd post a few photos of a walk out along Kettla Ness, a headland out past Bannamin beach on Burra.

It's a great walk out along the coast especially on a day like this. Looking out across the bay with Foula in the distance...


The western coast is great with it's craggy cliffs and stacks that lead down to The Heug. Here's Fugla stack with The Heug in the distance...


The Heug from the high point of 58m...


And looking back up north...


The Heug with Foula in the distance...


And looking back north from The Heug...


Also recently we got out for a trip on Seabird and Seals' Dunter III, seems we had a trainee skipper that day...


He showed a few good sights though, like this elderly gent near Shetland Catch...


And a less haggard looking friend...


Most of the summer bird life had left the cliffs of Noss, but there were still cliffs full of gannets...



And there were plenty of young still about, sadly a few were hanging caught in nest material and one in the water being pecked at by bonxies and herring gulls...


And a final photo of last night's sunset over Foula...



Well, I'm hoping to get out for a sail this weekend on Märta with plans, weather providing, to make a long day trip to Papa Stour and back, may be even around it. Märta only makes about 5 knots at most, but with the southerly winds forecast we should be able to do it without spending hours beating up wind which will make a nice change especially with our self-steering now operational. If we make it it'll be our longest trip so far and a venture in to more open waters. Who know's we might get to Foula one day soon!

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