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colmac747
22nd Sep 2006, 21:07
Let's smash the place up a bit:ok:
http://media.redgaloshes.com/02/006878.jpg

H Ferguson
22nd Sep 2006, 22:56
Let's smash the place up a bit ,okay then,

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/8259/rockallphotof8014px1.jpg

this is going to need more than a baseball bat,

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6488/fatman13f466xz4.jpg

hmm, this just might do it,

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4986/763pxcrossroadsbakerexplosion17af89uc2.jpg

WOW!:eek: :eek: :eek:

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/8259/rockallphotof8014px1.jpg

Damn it's still there:*

Rock on Rockall you'll never fall:ok: :ok:

Lon More
22nd Sep 2006, 23:15
Looks to be fockall on Rockall

G-CPTN
22nd Sep 2006, 23:22
It's awfully quiet..
Wasn't that the title of a song by a girlie from Iceland (name of Spork, Squwark?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Z1MpcyqQU

Keef
22nd Sep 2006, 23:53
The fleet set sail for Rockall,
Rockall,
Rockall,
To free the isle of Rockall,
From fear of foreign foe.
We sped across the planet,
To find this lump of granite,
One rather startled Gannet;
In fact, we found Rockall.

So, praise the brave Bell-bottoms,
Bottoms,
Bottoms,
Who saw Britannia's Peril,
And answered to her call,
Though we're thrown out of Malta,
Though Spain should take Gibraltar,
Why should we flinch or falter,
When England's got Rockall.

WhatsaLizad?
22nd Sep 2006, 23:53
Is that "Sail Rock" off of STT?

Rollingthunder
23rd Sep 2006, 00:10
We once had a problem with some rocks. We solved the problem.

http://www.vancouverislandabound.com/tamingof.htm

colmac747
23rd Sep 2006, 21:25
Yeah, right! Like they'll take my Rockall from me:mad: :mad:

Anyway, it's quiet again..........................




............................:E :E

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 21:55
One could be impressed by a scheme to tunnel out to, and under, Rockall.

tony draper
23rd Sep 2006, 22:23
Actually Rockall , Geologically speaking,is part of Canada, as is most of Northwest Scotland.
:cool:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 22:27
Well, why don't they wipe the birdshit off it then?

tony draper
23rd Sep 2006, 22:39
Well being Canadian they prolly think its snow. :cool:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 22:41
Wonder where the crews of the ships are now?
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4986/763pxcrossroadsbakerexplosion17af89uc2.jpg

colmac747
23rd Sep 2006, 22:43
Actually Rockall , Geologically speaking,is part of Canada, as is most of Northwest Scotland.
:cool:
Like **** it is:mad: :E

Gimme proof that my place of work was once Canadian borrowed:{ :{

tony draper
23rd Sep 2006, 22:49
Northwest Scotland and Rockall was once part of the Canadian Shield rock formation, they are just a scrag end bit that broke off and was left behind when the Atlantic opened up 60,000,000 years ago, that was a while ago so they prolly don't want it back now anyway.
:rolleyes:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 22:50
Gimme proof that my place of work was once Canadian borrowed:{ :{
So you are a guano-collector? (Also known as a SH1T-shoveller.)

Or do you perchance mine the sticks of Rockall Rock (on sale everywhere)?

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 22:52
Northwest Scotland and Rockall was once part of the Canadian Shield rock formation, they are just a scrag end bit that broke off and was left behind when the Atlantic opened up 60,000,000 years ago, that was a while ago so they prolly don't want it back now anyway.
:rolleyes:
Don't know about Scottish Law, but, under English Law, if you occupy land unchallenged for seven years you can then claim title.

colmac747
23rd Sep 2006, 22:59
so they prolly don't want it back now anyway.

Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:8

(robbing [email protected])
:zzz:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 23:03
The United Kingdom's title to Rockall is not contested (or even regarded as relevant) by its neighbours.
(Quote from Wikipedia.)

tony draper
23rd Sep 2006, 23:03
Buggah thats not very fair,up here all yer had to do was get a few mates together build a house overnight betwixt dusk and dawn and in the morning have smoke coming out of the chimney, if you managed that you had squatters rights the land was yours.
Beats sitting on a rock getting shate on by seabirds for seven years anyway.
:rolleyes:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 23:09
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

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?

colmac747
23rd Sep 2006, 23:20
Or does it just have Rockall members?
http://www.ladonia.net/new_herald/wp-content/RockAll_nimis01.jpg


:D :ok:

G-CPTN
23rd Sep 2006, 23:24
Was that Nov 5th?

Lon More
23rd Sep 2006, 23:58
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 :\

frostbite
24th Sep 2006, 12:14
Looks like a scene from 'The Wicker Man' !

Bahn-Jeaux
24th Sep 2006, 12:29
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.

colmac747
24th Sep 2006, 15:37
Rockall. Southwest hurricane force 12 or more. :{

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



:8

G-CPTN
24th Sep 2006, 15:40
I believe (though I'm uncertain) that 'the scale' (it might NOT be the Beaufort) goes up to 14.
Is it logarithmic?

colmac747
24th Sep 2006, 15:42
Indeed. The "or more" bit caught me out too:ooh:

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

No mention of 14:confused:

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/answer/scales.htm#beaufort

G-CPTN
24th Sep 2006, 15:44
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 . . . )