NZ4153 : Limpets on yellow rock

taken 8 years ago, near to Ryhope, Sunderland, Great Britain

Limpets on yellow rock
Limpets on yellow rock
"Patella* to the rock adheres,
Nor of the raging tempest fears,
The most tremendous power;
And though assail'd on every side,
Close to her guardian will abide,
Her strength, her fortress, and her pride,
Her never failing tower.

Note *, page 31, line 1
Patella to the rock adheres,
Nor of the raging tempest fears.

*Patellae are generally found adhering by the base to rocks, stone, fuci, or other marine substances; it is impossible to move them without considerable force, unless (for it seems their sense of hearing is very acute,) you come upon them unexpectedly."
From 'Poems on Conchology and Botany : with Plates and Notes' by Sarah Hoare (1831) LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
Category
Shells   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 414 539 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.7267N 1:21.3215W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 414 539
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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