SX0991 : Geological feature on Penally Point, Boscastle

near to Boscastle, Cornwall, Great Britain

Geological feature on Penally Point, Boscastle
Geological feature on Penally Point, Boscastle
This is a smooth, bowled out hole in the rock at Penally Point. Features like this are often found on rocky coastlines and you can often find a small pebble in them that abrades the sides of the hole as it is spun round by the tides.
But they are usually roughly horizontal and this one obviously isn't. Its inclined steeply (perhaps 50 degrees to the horizontal) suggesting that if the feature was indeed formed by water and a pebble then this happened before the rock was folded. The feature can be found close to the path on the cliffs at Penally Point and is perhaps 50-100ft above current sea level.
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2011
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Friday, 15 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 August, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0933 9155 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.5362N 4:42.0563W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0933 9155
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