Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Arch #2

The second in an occasional series of arches; another island and another rock. This graceful arch is of Torridonian (old red) sandstone and is on the lovely isle of Tanera Beg in the Summer Isles. These lie at the mouth of Loch Broom in the north west of Scotland.


  1. These arches are indeed impressive. However, I was totally gobsmacked by the arches in your recent Lewis posting.

  2. Grazie, the whole of Lewis was gobsmacking. I wonder if it is something to do with the landscape being composed of rocks over 3,000 million years old. That's quite a lot of weathering. Geologically the Outer Hebrides are more similar to East Greenland than to the rest of Scotland to the east of the Minch fault.

    One of the reasons Scotland is so interesting to climb on and sea kayak round is the great geological diversity in a small place.