Coral Beach

Skye, Scotland.  Day 10, 8th July.

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On Skye I was staying at Grasmhor run by Tim and Grace Wilcock.  Tim is a photographer and this is his web site.  On the first night, he recommended I visit Coral Beach.

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Here I am walking in.  Coral Beach is the white beach in the distance.  As I was walking along there were a couple of harbour seals swimming along in the shallows, checking me out.  You may not be able to see it, but there’s one here making a bit of a splash in the water.

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Coral beach is based on the bleached skeletons of a red coral called maërlMaërl occurs only where there is significant current and is a kind of underwater tumbleweed, bouncing along on the sea floor.

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Many of these images are quite similar but I retain them here because they show somethig of  the way the light was changing.  They are in chronological order.

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The island must be Isay.  We are looking across the Minch to the islands in the Strait of Harris.

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Here we are looking off to the side, across Loch Dunvegan.

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The sea fog is slowly building up, especially in the loch.

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When it got dark and it was time to return to my lodgings, my car GPS took me back along a selection of side roads.  The problem with this was that the sea fog had moved onto the land so I was driving in heavy fog.  Sometimes the narrow dirt roads had white marking at the sides.  When they did not, it could be difficult to tell where the edge of the roads was, especially on rises where there might be passing bays.  It took me a while to get back.

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3 comments on “Coral Beach

  1. What beautiful pictures. The colours are gorgeous!

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