16 November 2016

Cobble diversity of Fetlar’s beaches

Posted by Callan Bentley

Now that we’ve examined the geology of the outcrops at Funzie Bay on the island of Fetlar in northeast Shetland, let’s stroll along two beaches. Here we have cobbles from Funzie Beach and a small beach eroded from serpentenite and metaharzburgite of the island’s ophiolite complex.

Compare. Contrast. Rejoice.

Link GigaPan by Callan Bentley

Link GigaPan by Callan Bentley

Both of these were handheld panoramas of ~60 photos apiece. It’s interesting to me that overall both panoramas show the same shape – relatively crisp right edge, and relatively ragged left edge, with the upper left corner underrepresented. Weird – I guess that has something to do with me being right-handed or something.