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)
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 88000 65078 [1m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.5243N 2:12.1712W
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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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