HU3062 : One of the Murbie Stacks

taken 1 year ago, near to Little-Ayre, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

One of the Murbie Stacks
One of the Murbie Stacks
The Murbie Stacks are not what most of us would think of as stacks - tall, narrow and entirely rocky. However, they don't qualify as islands either - the lush green of the grass on top, compared with that at the photographer's feet, shows that they are not grazed, and anything big enough to graze a sheep qualifies as an island. This seems to leave them within a rather broad definition of skerries.

Whatever you want to call them, they are certainly exposed to the wild weather coming in from the Atlantic - the cliffs on the horizon on the left of the photo are Papa Stour, and apart from Ve Skerries (tiny, 20 km away and below the horizon) nothings else stands between here and North America.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Skerry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3029 6290 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:20.9397N 1:27.1794W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3039 6293
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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