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Old 22 December 2012, 20:48   #1
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Recent stormy sea - Deerness, Orkney

Not a great day for Ribbing in my usual haunts.

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These clifs are 100 feet high Enjoy. Steve
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Thanks Ian - hopefully this way works better :o)

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Been diving up your way quite a few times, always a great time. Interesting to see the winter face of the sea
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Serious conditions! I now see why they are flying food to shetland by Hercules!
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Serious conditions! I now see why they are flying food to shetland by Hercules!
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If they need a loadmaster - I'd be more than willing to push out a few pallets of tinned goods as they overfly Lerwick
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Hi Ian

I have to say this has been quite an unusual and prolonged storm... combination of new moon and easterlies made for the archetypal "perfect storm".

We've only been here 5 years, but local say the worst in living memory, though we've not really had too much damage, compared to further south in Aberdeenshire... or indeed SW England.

Here's a couple of pics showing what our parish slipway is normally like, and then a shot to show the tops of the entry spars disappearing in the waves.

Do give me a yell if you are up this way or need any local info, though I guess you'll probably be pretty sorted.

Best wishes for a great Christmas

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Hi Willk

To help put it in context, they will run our ferries in this:

Hamnavoe in heavy seas - YouTube

So you can imagine what it will be like to cancel for so many days.

That said, feeling locally now is that the ferry firm (now Serco) is more concerned about being sued for injuries to passengers after a couple of incidents in the last few years, rather than it being unsafe to sail per se.

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"but local say the worst in living memory"
Yes,the weather in general seems to have taken a turn for worst.That sentence above is cropping up a lot these days!!!
Great video and interesting shots.
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