Monday, September 26, 2016

White Park Bay

White Park Bay caught my eye when first scoping out our trip on Google Earth, subsequent homework confirmed it, and once we got there, even the interpretive signs described it. The Antrim Coast hosts many large landslides, (landslips, in Irish) where the basalt or other formations overlay older sedimentary layers that are often mushier. This is just a really elegant example - the aerial on google paints a pretty clear picture.

In this case, I don't see the basalt, although I think it forms the cap farther inland. The slide is occurring on Cretaceous chalk deposits and Jurassic marine clays. I would have loved to walk down to the beach and spend some time exploring, but one thing always leads to another, and we only had three weeks! So we'll settle for some photos from the top edge.

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