NJ8865 : Pitjossie - a fine natural arch

taken 1 month ago, near to Towie, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Pitjossie - a fine natural arch
Pitjossie - a fine natural arch
The Ordnance Survey Namebook for the parish of Aberdour has this description of Pitjossie:
Applicable to a huge arch formed by decayed rocks, situated on the shore about half a mile north of Bankhead farmhouse. "Upon the estate of Auchmedden is Pitjossie, a Stupendous natural Arch, through which the tide flows at high water." New Statistical Account "Pitjossie is about a mile west of the Old Church. This is a Stupendous natural Arch" Buchan By The Rev. [Reverend] J.B. Pratt M.A.
If you go towards this arch, you would see through two further, and much smaller arches, aligned SE/NW. The further one is Tardight Eye and the middle one is unnamed. Low tide photos of these are NJ8865 : Natural Arches, NJ8765 : Natural Arch and NJ8765 : Natural Arch at Pitjossie. They are all navigable by kayak near high tide - as in this picture - and low swell. They are all like flying buttresses on a cathedral - with the cliff as the main body, and a curved pillar down into the sea.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Arch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 88000 65078 [1m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.5243N 2:12.1712W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 88012 65121
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Sea Kayaking  Cliff  Metamorphic Rocks 

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