HU2875 : Stack of Niddister

taken 2 years ago, near to Hillswick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Stack of Niddister
Stack of Niddister
The Stack of Niddister (seen here from a peninsula which juts out southeast into Ura Firth from the Ness of Hillswick) is not really what most people would think of as a sea stack - its sides are not vertical and it is vegetated. Not enough grass to graze a sheep on, though, so it qualifies as a skerry rather than an island. The Ness is composed of a series of highly metamorphosed rocks, almost vertically bedded, forming a group of peninsulas all pointing southeast and somewhat broken into skerries with a few natural arches and sea caves - a great place to play in sea kayaks when the weather allows. On this particular day it was very windy, and the southern and western parts of the Ness were exposed to a substantial swell - hence why we were walking rather than paddling !
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2831 7519 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:27.5687N 1:29.2279W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2821 7529
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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