Quiraing, Isle of Skye

When I hear “landslip,” I think of clay or soft soils on steep slopes.  I don’t think of jagged, rocky peaks like these, in the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

But Wiki is pretty clear: not only is this an area that can be characterized as a landslip, it’s still, umm, slipping.  I don’t remember our engaging tour guides mentioning that when we were standing on it.

I also don’t remember seeing the white van when I was composing this shot, but I’m glad it’s there to add some scale to a ridiculously impressive scene.

Rugged cliffs with thin skin of green in Scottish Highlands.



        1. Isabel Gibson

          Derek – I almost wonder why they don’t have pipers strategically placed to provide appropriate mood music. Maybe I’ll send them a wee note.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Barbara – You assume correctly about the van. You can see why I missed it in the viewfinder! All countries have their own beauty, I guess, but there is something to be said for small scale and short distances. Not that we’d know much about that here . . .

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Jim – Yes, when I saw that van I laughed, remembering what you’d said about using vehicles for scale (even though you’ll wait a long time to clear a scene of people). As Ivan says, I’d rather be lucky than good.

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