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"Between 61 and 65 million years ago massive volcanic activity
took place along the west coast of Scotland. During this period the
Cuillin Mountains were formed and the northern half of Skye was
covered in a series of layers of molten rock over 1,200 metres thick
The Pillars of rock which form the 'pleats' of Creag an Fhèilidh
[the Kilt Rock] were formed at this time as molten rock forced its way
between layers of Jurassic sandstone rocks. The molten rock cooled
slowly and the striking columns formed as it shrank."
Well. Creag an Fhèilidh is beautiful, but I was even more in awe of
Mealt Falls leaping over the side of the cliff and into the sea below. I had
never seen the waterfall so 'active' before ... sometimes a lot of rain can
This was taken on the beautifully sunny day I spent on the Isle of
always one of my favourite places to visit for its dramatic scenery. These
photos are definitely going to jump about as I decide which one to post
next, so don't expect to follow any sort of logical pattern in my postings
... that would be far too sensible!
I really like the way this shot turned out ...
even though it's the same as a million other shots of the same place,
[just click the "Kilt Rock" tag and you'll see what I mean]
as it's the only viewpoint you can get to without leaping to your death ...
and I wouldn't do that, even for you lot!