NR7061 : Relict sea-stack

taken 3 years ago, near to Kilberry, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Relict sea-stack
Relict sea-stack
At one time this prominent rock would have been a small rocky island lying some distance from a shore with rocky cliffs, but relative lowering of sea level has left it stranded. It is one of several such features on this stretch of the Main Rock Platform, a 'fossilised' landscape feature well known in the Hebrides (see also NR7062 : Erosion platform with Jura). In the background can be seen both the extending platform and the relict cliff line. The sodden ground here supports a thick growth of Flag Iris and it is not easy walking.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 31 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 7093 6193 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:47.7722N 5:39.3635W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 7093 6191
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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