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Staffa and Fingal's Cave

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by warth man, May 17, 2019.

  1. As a recent "Big Birthday" gift my wife gave me a cruise with a difference. It was in a converted Irish fishing boat, the "Glen Massan", one of four boats operating in the Hebrides for owners "The Majestic Line." It was fabulous and included this visit to Staffa and Fingal's Cave:

    1. Staffa, Fingal's Cave at right.
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    2. The first party from the Glen Massan head in towards the cave.
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    3. To give an idea of scale, you can just see the first party coming back out from the cave here.
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    4. Our turn to enter the cave.
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    5. Entering the cathedral; amazing rock formations.
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    6. Further in.
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    7. Well inside now and experiencing the acoustics as one of our number sings a few notes.
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    8. As far in as we could safely go due to the swell.
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    I opted for auto ISO throughout and even though it reached 12800 for some shots I was really pleased with the results from the D750 and the modest 24-85mm VR in really quite dark conditions. I was even more pleased with the gift. SWMBO knew what she was doing with this one!
     
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  2. Fabulous set Bill. Those basalt columns are so interesting. Happy "big" birthday and keep on shooting.
     
  3. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Interesting how the rock erosion through pounding waves has a similarity to one through wind, as in canyons.
     
  4. Nice present, nice record of it :D 
     
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Very nice images! There appears to be an entrance on the left (the black rectangle) ....what is that?
     
  6. What a place to visit!
     
  7. Thanks for the comments everyone. Karen, that's another, smaller cave called "Boat Cave". The whole place was simply amazing.
     
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