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Hamnavoe in Switha Sound
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Hamnavoe in Switha Sound

This deceptively placid picture shows the Hamnavoe sailing up between Flotta and Longhope with Switha in the background, and was taken on the Flotta 10K sponsored walk (see picture 267).

It's deceptively placid, as it would not be coming through the Flow for no reason other than unpleasantly rough seas on the normal route up the west side of Hoy.
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Picture added on 20 September 2004
Comments:
Phyllis Gee (nee Sinclair) points out to me that I'm barking up the wrong tree in thinking that the bit of land above the Hamnavoe's stern is Switha-

'It's all South Walls (or Longhope) but the bit on the left is Cantick Head. Kirk Hope is the inlet that's causing the confusion.'
Added by Steven Heddle on 22 September 2004
I think the farm in the background might be Crowtaing?
Added by Dunky Hay on 08 November 2008
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