Monday, 11 October 2010

SUNDAY 10th October

Continuing mainly cloudy. Perhaps some brightness at first for Shetland but cloud thickening here, with the chance of a little patchy light rain or drizzle for a time. F2 E to NE’ly winds.
Sea state – Mainly slight, with a 1 metre E’ly wind-swell, but moderate to slight, with a 1 to 2 metre NE’ly wind-swell northeast of Shetland.

Well not sure where the rain was, since it was pretty bright and sunny most of the day. I drove across to West Burrafirth - a different terrain with lots of lumps and bumps and hills that close in around the roads. Then onto Huxter at Sandness to walk the cliffs, discover patterns on the rocks, and watch the Atlantic sea as it turned inwards. More drawings.

Sea surface

The more I travel around Shetland the more distinctive areas become. I feel over whelmed by the space; areas seemingly empty of people and yet traces of an older habitation lie amongst the ruins of crofts, in the worked stone and the field markings. But it's always the sea that draws my gaze.