Via via IX: From our latest holidays in the UK:
E: We are now camping by the Loch Greshornish on the Island of Skye. Today we had a great day touring on the north east of the island, near the Trotternish ridge, by Ellishadder. When we stopped there we had a bright sun on the rocks and we could see why it was called "Kilt Rock". The weather was changing every moment on that day and it made the views on the Trotternish behind us very spectacular but it would be a walk for another day...
* From http://www.theskyeguide.com
The famous Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in north east Trotternish. It is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern.
This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin and there is a large car park by the waterfall at Ellishadder. You have to look north up the coast to see the Kilt Rock. Closer by is the Mealt Waterfall, which freefalls off the cliff for 170ft into the Sound of Raasay below. Sometimes, when the wind is strong, the water is blown away and it doesn't reach the bottom at all.
* Do you want to know where The Kilt Rock is located? Click then on the button "map:view" here on the right under the photo.
- Copyright: Viviane Faguay (Porteplume) (3414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji FinePix S602Zoom
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Via Via Scotland... May 2013
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-03 2:40