Glamorgan Heritage Coast of South Wales
August 31, 2011
Photographer: Stephen Gledhill; Stephen's Web site
Summary Author: Stephen Gledhill
Shown above is the Glamorgan Heritage Coast of South Wales, U.K., formed millions of years ago when present day Wales was nearly completely submerged. These exposed, eroded early Lower Lias or early Jurassic rocks, primarily limestone and shale, are readily accessible to rock hounds and to people who simply enjoy strolling along the shore. The beach platforms, cliffs and sea caves (right) here are all quite spectacular both when viewed from the cliff-top paths and when exploring up close. Make sure to consult tidal charts before investigating the sea caves since this portion of the Welsh coast has a considerable tidal range - over 50 ft (16 m). Visit my Web site to see more photos of the Glamorgan Coast. Photo taken on July 20, 2011.
Photo details: The top photograph is a stitched panorama (using PTGUI) from four vertical format frames from my Canon S95 digicam. Right - Canon 7D camera with a 15mm lens; stitched image of 18 separate frames (stitched also with PTGUI).