Last year we re-instated access to West Voe beach near to Sumburgh Hotel along with some protection of the dunes there. It took a bit of organising so I was keen to see how it was fairing with the rough weather. Thankfully the belt and braces job we did was looking strong and, despite it looking a bit over engineered on a nice day, you can see that it does need to be tough.
Here's a short video (watch in HD) where you can see the relatively calm east side of the ness compared to the boiling sea of the west.
Another beach access I was keen to check on was a bit closer to home at Minn Beach at the south end of Burra. Again we'd re-instated formal access to the beach that was becoming a problem due to erosion and again it was looking nice and healthy. Job done!
The forecast for the Christmas break isn't a good, it certainly won't be white, but we should be out and about a bit more. We're even thinking of camping over the winter solstice to see the sun rise, but not if the gale force winds keep up!