Nature's archaeological dig

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Comments (9)

Pamela Norrington on May 30, 2011

Bizarre to see these old cars poking out from a sand cliff about 5m up as the wind excavates

Neil Aitkenhead on June 2, 2011

You should see the Uists - like Steptoe's Yard there

mbe21 on June 24, 2011

Super find Pamela a truly extraordinary scene. Liked.

All the best for a good weekend.


Pamela Norrington on June 25, 2011

Hi Mick I was on this beach again last week - love it here in the Western Isles. What are you up to this weekend?


mbe21 on June 25, 2011

Pam, Have you any idea how this one came about, I'm sure there must be a good story behind how these cars got there. I think I'll add it to my favourites.


Pamela Norrington on June 26, 2011

I don't know about these particular ones, Mick, - there are others... I guess that waste disposal on the islands has been a great difficulty in the past. I have also come across old cars half-buried in the bog in Mayo.

Pamela Norrington on June 26, 2011

Just found this explanation

mbe21 on June 26, 2011

Hi Pam,

The explanation is a novel idea, not one I've come across before.

All the best for the week ahead.


BOGDAN de Varsovie on June 12, 2012

Excellent picture. LIKE 4. Best Greetings. Bogdan

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 30, 2011
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    by Pamela Norrington
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
    • Taken on 2010/05/03 11:03:39
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/280)
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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