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Ha Wick, Hoy

Willie writes:
'This is a photo of Ha wick, a rather lonley beach between Torness and the Berry at the back of Melsetter. As you can see it gathers a lot of drift wood and as a boy it was a great adventure to go there and see what had been washed ashore.'

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Picture added on 17 August 2005
You can you still get to this beach. I remember as a little girl going their with a couple who stayed with my aunt on holiday - we got there by going up the road towards Melsetter, but it seemed when went thro' their land/gates to get there?!?
Added by Melanie Young on 23 January 2009
Sorry, I actually meant to ask CAN YOU STILL GET to this beach?
Added by Melanie Young on 28 January 2009
When I was a boy this beach had a brook of driftwood all the way along the high water line. This was mostly what we called dunnage wood ( the wood used as spacing and packing for deck cargos) also a lot of round pit props about 4 foot long, and our elders would say the were used in the coal mines, but maybe they were also being taken by ship to the pulp mills.
Now hardly any thing of this type is washed ashore.
Added by John Budge on 29 January 2009
No bother but you have to leave your car at the gate just past the farm. It's a great walk past all the remains of wrecked trawlers.
Added by William Watters on 30 January 2009
I like the large rock in the shape of a head with the face looking up to the sky in the back ground.
Added by Colin Mcbeath on 31 January 2009
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