Skye Cuillin from the honeyomb textured Sandstone cliffs at Port Elgol
The classic view of violet-hued Gars-bheinn and the Cuillin from the incredible honeycomb textured Sandstone cliff at Port Elgol, Isle of Skye.
The Jurassic Sandstone sits on a bed of Limestone, which is rare on the island, occurring only in a band from Broadford to Elgol via Strath Suardal. At Torrin, the Limestone was altered by metamorphism caused by the later intrusion of plutonic Granite into the famous Skye Marble.
On the shore at Port Elgol, the Limestone forms a spectacular inclined Limestone Pavement which dips into and under the sea in the direction of the Cuillin, looking like a natural landing stage.
Date taken: 17 June 2016