The Drongs

After a logistical epic following a radical change of plan and arriving on Shetland a week early with an extra paddler, but still just one car already overloaded with 3 boats and kit etc for 2 weeks, it was a relief to get on water at Roe Sound: our destination, The Drongs with a camp planned somewhere on the return journey...
Once out from behind the shelter of Muckle Roe, the coastline rapidly becomes more dramatic and the slight swell provides entertaining rock hopping almost immediately.
Dramatic arches follow along what appears to be a much underated section of coastline.
Having passed the Isle of Nibon and noted a good campsite, the short crossing to the Ness of Hillswick follows with continually interesting stacks, arches and caves...
...until the temptation to head out to The Drongs draws us all out into St Magnus Bay.
The low swell makes itself felt once close to The Drongs...
...and the narrow passages between provide further entertainment.
Returning via the same route, the swell is clearly picking up...
...although a great camp and a dramatic sunset put pay to any concerns...
...until the morning when a lively sea even in our sheltered bay...
...and F6 winds provide justification for a further change in plans.

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