Rainbow Rocks, Gruinard Beach

Picture of rocks covered with barnacles, seaweed, algae and lichen, Little Gruinard Beach, Scotland

Rainbow Rocks, Little Gruinard Beach, Scotland

The rock formations on Little Gruinard Beach are so covered in a rainbow assortment of seaweed, barnacles, algae and lichen it’s impossible to tell their original colour.

Incidentally, students of history may recognise the name ‘Gruinard’ – Gruinard Island, located about one kilometre off shore, was used for biological warfare testing in the second world war.  They decontaminated it in the late 80’s by spraying the island with formaldehyde.

(See more pictures from Scotland on Journey Photographic here)

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