Beautiful late summer weather
Posted: Saturday, 06 September 2008
Lovely photos, MM. They show something which has always puzzled me: what are the long parallel lines you can see in the water? We get them even here in our local park loch.
Jill from EK
Ben Buie looks like a very much alive vlocano in your picture. Your blogs are really great, MM! Should you be using terms like "layered gabbro" in front of children - think of Fetlar and Flotta school childrens morals, please!
Barney from Swithiod the smoking volcano
thanks for sharing such a great day out with us--the pics are beautiful
carol from over here
Amazing photos! Such beauty!
thelovelyOutlander from dreaming of highlands and islands
Layered Gabbro is Greta's sister. She's a hairdresser... I might quibble as to which photos are or are not 'arty' MM as most would qualify.
Flying Cat from knarly human
I have really enjoyed your blogs and pics. I have not lived in Scotland for 40 years having spent 30 years in South Africa and now 10 In Australia - so Island Blogging is a lovely way to see some of my home country.
Vanessa Cooper from Perth OZ
Lovely pics mountain man, the color of the sand on the first pic is grey... i have only seen sand which is golden in colour. any reason why its grey??
Dreamer from SL
Sitting here in the office with rain falling outside one is able only to dream of such landscapes!
Duncan from Wiltshire
Tsk! Duncan, you really must stop this procrastinating and get back to the grindstone...unless you're the owner of said grindstone, of course...
Flying Cat from never knowingly responsible for anything
Very nice country you live in, Mountainman. Thanks for sharing.
mjc from IN, USA
Thanks for the comments so far! Got a geology trip planned for Carsaig on Wednesday 10th and the forecast isnt good.... Anyway, Dreamer from SL, to answer your question, there are actually a few places in Mull where the sand can be grey to black. A lot of the rocks are basaltic, which is a dark often black igneous rock. Where this breaks down to form the sand, then it will be black. Or maybe a gryish colour as in the pic. The sand at Carsaig is quite dark. I remember having a romantic notion years ago that the "Black Sands of Carsaig" would make a good tune title or maybe a song. And then I found that there IS a song with Carsaig in the title - "Cronan Carsaig" - Carsaig Lullaby. I have a feeling it refers to a different Carsiag however as the song lyrics contain: "san traigh bhain aig Carsaig" which translates as "on the white beach at Carsaig!"
MM from Mull
to Dreamer - I presume the sand looks grey because of the weather - a lot of clouds around and this makes the sand look grey.
Vanessa from OZ
great photos, thanks,
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