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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 23:09   #21 (permalink)
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WHY doesn't some enterprising individual (or consortium) level-off the top then it could be used as a landing deck. THEN dwellings could be excavated into the rock (yer wouldn't want to live ATOP the rock what with all those seabirds squawking and sh1tt1ing).
http://www.rockallonline.com/history.htm

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The British originally claimed ownership on Rockall in 1955. A number of 'annexation' forces actually climbed the rock to rubber-stamp the territorial claim. The UK Government subsequently passed an Act of Parliament in 1971 incorporating Rockall into Invernesshire in Scotland. They followed this by installing a navigational beacon on the island, and declaring that no craft would be allowed within 50 miles of the rock.
So who constitutes the Rockall Defence Force? Or does it just have Rockall members?
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 23:20   #22 (permalink)
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 23:24   #23 (permalink)
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Was that Nov 5th?
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Old 23rd Sep 2006, 23:58   #24 (permalink)

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Northwest Scotland and Rockall was once part of the Canadian Shield rock formation
'Tis the other way round, Canada was once part of Scotland: it floated away, unlike the guano mound to the south which has steadfastly refused to sink
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Looks like a scene from 'The Wicker Man' !
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Didnt stop Bleurgh and co giving away the fishing rights and declaring it open waters.
I have to stop and remind myself which side he is supposed to be batting for.
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 15:37   #27 (permalink)
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Rockall. Southwest hurricane force 12 or more.


From 10 January 1993 - rough old night that was, I can tell ye.
T'was the day the UK record for low pressure was also broken...913mb



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I believe (though I'm uncertain) that 'the scale' (it might NOT be the Beaufort) goes up to 14.
Is it logarithmic?
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Indeed. The "or more" bit caught me out too

http://www.m-w.com/mw/table/beaufort.htm

No mention of 14

In August 1969, Hurricane "Camille" hit the Mississipi-Alabama coast with what would be "force 23" winds in an extended Beaufort scale: 200 mph to 213 mph. However, the Beaufort scale is rarely extended (if ever) beyond force 12. Instead, the strength of hurricanes is described with the following scale:
http://home.att.net/~numericana/answ...s.htm#beaufort
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Taiwan uses the Beaufort scale extended in 1944 with Forces 13-17 to better represent the wind caused by typhoons.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale

When I lived in Denmark, I thought I heard '14' applied to weather around Greenland and Faeroes. (And, YES, I know that isn't Taiwan . . . )
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