On the west coast of the Ross of Mull, just to the north of the village of Fionnphort, there are the remains of an old quarry (Tòrr Mòr). Its characteristic pink granite was used in the construction of the medieval abbey on Iona, which faces it across the Sound. Not far from the old quarry there is a beautiful little beach of white shell-sand.
Dendritic drainage is a common sight on the sandy beaches of the Ross of Mull - many of the systems form patterns which irresistibly recall individual trees or even, as here, entire forests. Here nature had even conspired to provide the trees with a canopy of leaves.
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nr. Fionnphort, Isle of Mull.