Scotland May 29-31, 1975: Assynt, Laxford, Great Glen

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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29 May 1975: Loch Assynt

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Scotland A perfect paleogeographical story. (If you don't have a hammer handy for scale, another artifact beloved of geologists will do.)

The red arkosic sandstones speak of a crystalline source nearby, subjected to subaerial weathering. The small festoon cross beds speak of rapid incision and channel filling. Altogether it looks like an alluvial fan at the base of mountains of crystalline rock.

And there they are in the background. Not the original mountains, of course (these rocks are a billion years old), but the crystalline basement that still records the orogeny.

Scotland A distant view of Suilven, a dramatic peak made up of Torridonian sandstone.
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Scotland Yes, you can sun bathe in Scotland. Sometimes
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30 May 1975: Laxford

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31 May 1975: Ullapool to Glasgow

Scotland Here, Nessie, Nessie. Overlooking Loch Ness.
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