Six Years On, Shetland August 2016

Another Bank Holiday weekend, and another chance to spend time wandering the cliffs and headlands at the south end of Shetland. This, however, wasn't just any old Bank Holiday, it marked the end of our first six years in the Shetland house.

We moved in over the August Bank Holiday (English calendar!) in 2010 - and have got to know the south end pretty well over that time - and on this trip I spent time at some of the regular locations (Scat Ness, Sumburgh Head and Garths Ness), and even made time to visit a bit of coast that I've only been to once or twice before.

Sumburgh Head

Scat Ness got the opportunity to let us know that it was still summer, but that the autumn storms might not be too far away.

Scat Ness - still summer
Scat Ness - almost autumn
Looking from Garths Ness - Siggar Ness and Fitful with cloud caps
Passing the time at Sumburgh Head - looking across Quendale Bay to Scat Ness and Fitful Head
Looking across Grutness Voe to Compass Head
Sea Arch on the east side

And of course I don't spend all my time wandering on Shetland.  Some of the time I just sit and watch from the house as skies and water change across Quendale Bay.  Over six years I've seen big storms and flat seas, clear skies and thick fog - even over a few days there's plenty of variety - five pictures from five days.

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