Sunday, 10 July 2011
Hirta's south and west coasts
We turned north west and began our journey below the cliffs of Hirta's southwest coast. This stretch is exposed to the full effect of the North Atlantic swell, we were lucky to experience it on a quiet day.
However, "quiet" is a relative term and there was still a considerable swell surging at the cliff bases. We kept offshore a little to avoid the worst of the clapotis and to get a wider view of the cliffs.
Looking back to Mullach Bi, yet another dramatic skyline is revealed
The scale of the cliffs constantly caused us to have to adjust perspective - I couldn't get Morag and the top of this cliff near An Campar in the frame even at the widest angle my camera could manage!
Rounding An Campar, the northwest tip of Hirta, we got our first view into the Sound of Soay which separates Hirta from Soay (sheep island), where we'd arranged to meet Cuma for a lunch date with a difference