Saturday, 2 July 2011


Mission Rockall 2011 is leaving on this D for Departure-Day after many months of planning. Its destination is clear; its estimated time of arrival will be in mid-July. The profile of this islet (taken here from the south side) is well-known. The breakers to the right, appearing mid-way up the sheer cliff-face, are of the mysterious Hasselwood Rock, some 200 metres to the north. It is 13 metres in diameter and is one metre above low water. Its geological composition has never been analysed. The only other rock nearby is Helen's Reef, some two kilometres to the north-east, skerries usually only visible as breaking seas.

Scottish Islands Explorer  -  highly visible

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