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Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of Shetland

After waking up in my lovely cottage near Ollaberry and being greeted by the dogs of the croft, I went to the café in Braewick to get some breakfast and also some reception to download images from a client. Directly before me lay the beach of Braewick and I was curious to go for a walk.

Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of Shetland

It was a moody morning but the sun came out later in the day. Braewick beach is divided by the Melby Fault and has volcanic rocks on one side and granite on the other. About 395 million years ago the Eshaness volcano erupted and left remainders until today.

Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of Shetland

Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of Shetland

Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of ShetlandTaking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of ShetlandTaking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of ShetlandTaking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of ShetlandBraewick also offers a lovely view of the Dongs, a group of sea stacks off the coast of Hillswick Ness.

Taking a walk on the red beach in Braewick, up in the north of Shetland

 

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