HU3728 : Gunk-holing among the stacks of Houssness

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Houss, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Gunk-holing among the stacks of Houssness
Gunk-holing among the stacks of Houssness
With a decent swell running from the southwest, we'd given the more exposed stacks of Houssness a wide berth (half a kilometre or so from the breaking surf) but had now ducked into the shelter of East Burra to explore the skerries, stacks and sea caves. There was still enough swell here to make the game quite playful, timing your run through the smaller and shallower gaps to use the waves, but no chance of being picked up and smashed about. Gunk-holing is a very American term for this sort of thing, sorry, but there's no good English equivalent word - rock-hopping tends to mean narrower gaps and more chance of getting stuck whilst that term doesn't really include poking into dark caves.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
Category (from Tags)
Sea Kayaking  Sea Stacks 
Sea stacks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3729 2869 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:2.4763N 1:19.9458W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3731 2873
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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