Thursday, 5 May 2011

Chalk Arch at Selwicks Bay


The chalk cliffs at Selwicks Bay, Flamborough Head contain several sea caves, rock arches and other formations. The rock arch formed when a sea cave collapsed. Eventually the top of the arch will fall away, leaving a chalk stack.

13 comments:

Emma Springfield said...

Natural arches amaze me. These are especially interesting.

The Retired One said...

Wow..what a fabulous place to photograph!

H said...

I have a photograph very similar to your first one, except that in mine the sun was definitely not shining!! :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Very interesting. Is chalk the same as limestone, or is it softer?

Julie from Momspective said...

Those are beautiful!

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

that is so cool! Your cool pictures never cease to amaze me :)

Interesting Foto said...

fab pix

Emm said...

This - erosion and weathering - absolutely fascinated me in school. I used to bore Stephen stiff when we used to travel acorss SA and I'd point out all the various geographical effects. Stacks were one of my favourites but not something I actually saw until we came to the UK.

ChrisJ said...

I just visited you for the first time and there is my beautiful, wonderful, captivating Flamborough Head! We lived there at the golf club (the one on the Cliffs at the Lighthouse)in the 50's. I'm always so pleased when other people see how beautiful it is. Did you go to North Landing? It has a lot of caves and Robin Lythe's Cave is amazing. You can also take a fishing coble ride out and around to the caves as well as go in them on the boat. Wish I could be there again once more.

John said...

Hi Chris. We visited North Landings on a different day which gave chance to explore some of the smaller sea caves. Unfortunately we missed Robin Lyth's Cave. :-( At the time we didn't know about the land entrance.

John said...

Chris: Do you mean the old lighthouse? I'd love to take a look inside it :-)

Nanny said...

I've been in those sea caves and they are actually really cool. It's best if you go during the week and have them all to yourselves :)

Ray Millar Tamworth Staffs said...

If anyone is interested in natural arches see my web site www.archesuk.com and The Natural Arch and Bridge Society's site www.naturalarches.org

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