Finding Strand: Reefs, Smerclett

Reefs, Smerclett (page 15)

A clutch of low stone reefs run out from the coast just west of Smerclett (Smercleit), and the choice of beach sites for the exact location of Stand's image is limited because of distant rock features in the sea. 

However, I was unable to find the precise spot: the tide was probably lower for me, the beach and rocks were thickly layered with slippery kelp, and I suspect the sand level has changed in the past 60 years. It is also possible that construction of what the OS map describes as a 'conduit', running in to the sea at this point, may have disturbed the topography.

The evening sky was quite good, and I came away with colour and monochrome interpretations which must have been taken within a dozen yards of the original.
This is at grid reference 736155 on Explorer sheet 453.


Finding Strand: Orosay from South Uist

Finding Strand: From Eriskay toward South Uist