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Friday, May 31, 2013

TLC Travels - Scottish Highlands Day 7

Yesterday's long journey between Portree and Staffin included a stop at the basaltic igneous intrusion known as Kilt Rock in Trotternish (pictured). Away from the coast in Staffin, the road lead to the Quiraing, which is another geological wonder caused by hard igenous rock cracking and spliting as older and softer sedimentary rock collapsed underneath. 
Continuing the trip south today provides fantastic views of the soft, rolling red hills and the contrasting jagged Black Cuillins towering above the road. The group is headed to the Sleat Peninsula to explore the area known as the Garden of Skye, fostering the most diverse habitat on the island. Stay updated with pictures by clicking here as the remainder of the first week comes to a close. 
Kilt Rock

Aigas Staff Ranger. "Sharing the Wonders of the Wild Highlands."

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