David Gifford Photography

Moder Dy

Photo: Moder Dy

Literally ‘mother wave’, moder dy is a Shetland phrase referring to an underswell in the sea which always flows in the direction of land. It is said that the Shetland haaf (deep sea) fishermen of old could detect and use the moder dy to guide them home.

[Gulberwick during Lockdown collection - Image 75 of 80]


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