SY7780 : Foot of White Nose

taken 22 years ago, 3 km from Holworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Foot of White Nose
Foot of White Nose
These regular bands of eroded limestone at the foot of White Nose are similar to 'varves' in silt in lakebeds, where annual change of climate leads to soft and hard deposits of silt which erode at different rates, giving rise to regular horizontal 'shelves'. The average separation between the layers in the picture is about 6 inches. Perhaps a geologist can decide whether these layers are annual or cover a longer period. Another photo SY7780 : Varves at White Nose shows the alternating cliffs and bottoms East of White Nose. This photo was taken perched on a rock, camera carried in diver's bag in a nylon rucksac. The rock had a surface like razor blades. Wearing flippers, I was able to swim round the cliff from very close up. The curious flutings of the chalk are only seen here.
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Date Taken
August 1995   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Category
Cliffs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 772 805 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.4684N 2:19.3956W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 772 804
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