Winter storms continue to exact a heavy toll of erosion on the Broadbay beach on the Braighe between Melbost and Aignish with growing damage to the increasingly unprotected dunes which form the underpinning for the ancient graveyard at the Ui Church.

Much of the sandy cover for the beach has been removed by the recent swirl of tides and storms, with winds coming from the north.

 More remains of the ruined sea defences  are exposed to view than usual, with twisted and rusting steel and discarded concrete slabs a reminder of the relentless temper of the sea.

 And some reminders of how much lower the sea level was 3000 or more years ago, with ancient peat levels exposed showing where the land level and vegetation originally was established in the aftermath of the last Ice Age