Thursday, 22 November 2012

Similar Shores

The shorelines of some Hebridean islands are remarkable for their composition and colours and, according to a group of scientists, they are similar to certain parts of the coasts of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The BBC carries the story and outlines various connections. The pictures here are of the South Uist machair on the Atlantic coastline and the image below is of the shore at Howmore.

Scottish Islands Explorer - copies flown to the Eastern Seaboard

1 comment:

Alison Ashton said...

Such perfect light and colours on the Machair. (We could almost be peeping through the rough coat of a Highland Cow.
How fascinating to find similarities across the Pond; worth a watch.