Fingal’s Cave and the Incredible Architectural Rock Formations of Staffa

The amazing rock formations on, under and around the Hebridean Island of Staffa.


Measuring only one km by half a km, this rugged, uninhabited island got its name from the Vikings. Staffa means stave or pillar.
From volcanic origins this Island, ‘discovered’ by Sir Joseph Banks in 1772 and later visited by Samuel Johnson amongst others, amazes, with its rising columns of three to six sided basalt columns.
These were formed by the cooling lava shrinking and cracking vertically. Weather and sea erosion now leave us with what appears at first glance to be man made columns.
There are several caves on the island amongst which are Clamshell Cave and Cormorant Cave.
MacKinnon’s Cave, in a list of the world’s longest sea caves (by Dave Bunnell and Bob Gulden) is shown as being the twentieth longest at 180 meters long.
But perhaps the best known of all the caves on Staffa is Fingal’s Cave.....
To see all the images and read the article click below

http://www.trifter.com/Europe/Fingals-Cave-and-the-Incredible-Architectural-Rock-Formations-of-Staffa.269721

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