Weird rock formation
HELLO EVERYONE! It's been some time since I last posted here but I haven't forgotten you. I have been busy elsewhere with a series of photographic projects which have taken up quite a lot of my time and had me out and about in two of my favourite environments - the Scottish hills and the historic village of FALKLAND .
If any of you watched the recent TV drama Outlander then Falkland is one of the places where scenes were shot - it doubled as 1946 INVERNESS - and it is only a 20-minute drive from my home. My wife and I have spent many a pleasant afternoon wandering its quaint streets, talking with the locals and sampling the delights of its coffee shops and restaurants (and its bars!).
The weird-looking rock formation you see here (open in a new tab for a better look) is not too far from Falkland. It is known as the Bunnet Stane (Bonnet Stone) and falls within the boundaries of the Lomond Hills Regional Park. It is a place I know well having roamed and explored this regional park for the best part of 40 years (even before it became a regional park).
You may wonder at its odd shape. Well, there is only one natural force which can sculpt rock into such a shape and that is water. This is evidence that at one time the pillar of the Bunnet Stane was emersed in water with the 'cap' being just above the waterline. The soft rock of the pillar was eroded away to leave the distinctive cap or bunnet.
There are other strange rock formations in the regional park but none as weird as this one. Is there anything similar near where you live?
Image Credit » Kasman