Fossil Coast



The geology on the East Lothian coast is quite fascinating, even for someone like me who doesn't really understand the principles or the science, I see great photographic subjects all around here.

Millions of years ago this area was a volcanic 'hotbed' and North Berwick Law, Traprain Law and Bass Rock are all very visual reminders of that turbulent volcanic history.  On a less grand scale you can see the different layers of rock exposed along the coast line, especially at Skateraw, Barns Ness and on the River Tyne estuary at Tyningham and Belhaven.




During our beach walk on the Tyne Estuary last week before I headed to Japan I spotted some rock formations which had been left exposed by the low tide.  The patterns and shapes suggest this was volcanic mud pool as you can see the fossilized remains of the layers of mud and what appears to be bubbles in the mud at the top.  

As I have already said, I'm no expert and I could be wrong, but this is what I see in the rocks along the shoreline.

Anyway here are more images of the patterns in the rocky shoreline at Tyningham.  What do you think?










All images taken on a Fujifilm X-T1 with either a Fujinon XF14mm f2.8R or Fujinon XF56mm f1.2 lens.

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