Monday, September 19, 2005

Just Like on Skye

The mountains on Tenerife are in a strange way reminiscient if the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye in the Western Isles of Scotland.
Walking along what passes for a beach round here [Tenerife] one sees the pebbles are honeycombed with holes. Probably from escaping gas as the lava started to solidify. These stones are very light, like pumice. They probably ARE pumice.The rocks are black. When I looked at a large rock or part of the cliffs the penny dropped. Of course the mountains have the look of those on Skye.This rock is gabbro. The Black Cuillin is gabbro. The difference between Tenerife and Skye is the climate. One is as dry as the other is wet.
The stones made interesting objects to draw.
Well next week I'll be back in the forest at Byrness

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