Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Split Rock and a tropical beach at Clachtoll
Heading north around Rubha Leumair we got our first view of "Split Rock" formation at Clachtoll. The name Clachtoll translates as "stone hollow" which may refer to this feature.
Closer in, it became obvious that there is a good gap at the base of the rock and ath half tide or above it is possible to paddle between the two parts. The rock here is not Gneiss, but appears to be a type of Old Red Sandstone.
We ate lunch on yet another superb beach in the Bay of Clachtoll. The tropical feel was enhanced by temperatures of 28 degrees Celcius - for those reading from abroad this is definitely not the norm for Scotland in May (or any other month for that matter) !
Tropical beaches often have colourful Bougainvillea growing nearby - the Thrift (Armeria maritima) stood in very nicely if a little more delicately coloured.
We basked in the warmth, just enjoying the moment.