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Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Quiraing Landslip, Isle of Skye


Two more fabulous photos of the Quiraing Landslip, on the Totternish Peninsula north of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.   This is the biggest landslip in the British isles,  giving rise to  a bizarre and almost "otherworldly" landscape.....
The Quiraing is a landslip located in the north-east of the Isle of Skye, north of Portree, on the Trotternish Peninsula. It is the largest landslip in Great Britain. - See more at: http://www.natureflip.com/quiraing#sthash.4ymdlGDM.dpuf





The Quiraing is a landslip located in the north-east of the Isle of Skye, north of Portree, on the Trotternish Peninsula. It is the largest landslip in Great Britain. - See more at: http://www.natureflip.com/quiraing#sthash.4ymdlGDM.dpuf

10 comments:

PeteG said...

the circus is coming to town!
I see who Robin's target audience is now.
http://www.summerlectures.co.uk/programme/

TonyH said...

This looks like a "Gift from the Gods" for Kostas....surely there is bound to be a circle of stones, minimum, at the bottom of that round stretch of water? With the distinct possibility of a few trilithons, to add a frisson of excitement. The debate between Kostas, Myris and yourself, Brian, could get rather heated......

Myris of Alexandria said...

Yet more bad news, I have been informed that the next issue of Brit. Arch. Will have a fearless expose of all things blue, perhaps with centre-fold.
Everyone is named, and our intrepid boys are oh so close to stepping off the fence.
Oh a little doom for Kostas. "The Stonehenge Layer is an open context"
Realise the implication and weep.
M

BRIAN JOHN said...

re Robin and those summer lectures, it's interesting to be reminded now and then that there is a world out there of which we mere mortals know little -- I hestitate to use the word "whacky" but I'll use it anyway. You know what I mean....

Anyway, hope Robin gets a free lunch out of it. No doubt he'll sell a few books as well.....

BRIAN JOHN said...

Bad news, Myris? For whom? For those in pursuit of the truth, as Kostas might say, all news is good news.....

Constantinos Ragazas said...

Tony you write, ”The debate between Kostas, Myris and yourself, Brian, could get rather heated......”

Doubt that! Brian prefers ice. Not geothermal hot spots. I don't know what Myris prefers. Perhaps being caught between a rock and a hard place.

What does this mean? Oh a little doom for Kostas. "The Stonehenge Layer is an open context".

More chips off the old block? Or is it more bucketfuls of rhyolite drivel from Wales!

Kostas

BRIAN JOHN said...

Nothing to get heated about -- in this hot weather, one's priority is to keep cool.......

Myris of Alexandria said...

An open context is one that continues to receive contributions after its starting time so the Stonehenge Layer has stone from the prehistoric to modern times.

On a more fun note the Quaternary Research Group are asking for nominations for the 50 most important Sites in Britain.

I think we should lobby for Stonehenge and its glacial erratics/orthostats.

I would dearly like to see the correspondence on that.
M

TonyH said...

Flying ants hereabouts in Wiltshire, our local BBC Radio lady reporter is even counting them, squashed ones, that is.

Some of these wing-ed creatures may be transporting rhyolite who knows where? Must tell Dave Attenborough to bring his magnifying glass.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Kostas -- comment rejected. Enough about rhyolite fragments. Totally irrelevant to this thread anyway.