Sunday, March 11, 2007

A grey day on Floday!

Really getting into this grey business now!

The remote island of Floday lies at the mouth of Loch Roag on the north west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. On a wet, grey day our sea kayaks slid into the lagoon on its southern shore. The subtle colours of these Lewisian gneiss boulders stood out from the greyness. These rocks were formed 3,000 million years ago. They seem to have faded quite slowly.


  1. Hi Douglas,
    Great picture of those very old rocks! I can't tell their size from the shot though.
    Thanks for the link too, although I prefer to be noted as a Canadian :)

  2. Hi DSD Canada it is! My daughter jets off for her third Canadian holiday on Wednesday!

    The those rocks vary in size from about three to 9 common building bricks.

  3. Thanks Douglas!
    Hope her trip is great. Lots of adventures here in Canada!