HU2775 : Isle of Niddister and Windy Geo

taken 12 months ago, near to Hillswick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Isle of Niddister and Windy Geo
Isle of Niddister and Windy Geo
Below the cliffs of the Ness of Hillswick lies a fantastic playground of stacks and geos to keep the sea kayaker entertained for hours. However, only the very brave or foolhardy would be down there in a big swell and gusty wind such as we found on our walking visit (even days later when things had improved immensely, we were forced to keep clear of these rocks). The biggest of these skerries is the Isle of Niddister, though it scarcely looks big enough to graze a sheep (the criterion which distinguishes an island from a skerry) and getting one up there (and not blown away) would be challenging.

The Ness, and these skerries, are made of steeply dipping metamorphic rocks, particularly visible in the cliffs on the right. Out in the wild sea lie the Drongs, of an entirely different geological period, dramatic granite stacks a kilometre offshore. In the distance beyond them is the big headland of Esha Ness.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Skerry 
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Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2708 7533 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:27.6492N 1:30.5685W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2744 7515
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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