Grey Cliffs Of The Farne Islands

My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.

Working our way around the coast, time and time again the hard subvolcanic diabase rock caught my eye. There’s a certain something to how it rises from the sea in stacks and sloping strata (the whole rock slopes north to south; the larger stacks are at the south of the islands, creating beaches on the northern sides), but most especially the grey tone and texture of the rock itself. I could happily post a whole week of just Farne Islands cliff shots, but I fear I’d lose all my readers if I did 😉

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If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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