Auchmithie Pebble Beach. Lorraine Smith

 I paid a visit to Auchmithie Pebble Beach. This was an event organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. We gathered on the beach to look at the pebbles and the local geologists helped us to identify them. You can see from the photograph that this beach has a vast array of pebbles of all sizes and colours.  I enjoy walking on a beach and collecting and looking at pebbles. I was interested in the different stones here.

There is Garnet, which is a stone I love, Jasper, Quartz, and Calcite. There is also Rhombo Porphyry which is a beautiful speckled stone. Also, Schist which is characterised by its sparkle. often the stones are dull to look at but when they are collected and polished their real beauty is revealed. 

As you can see the Village Hall was set up and decorated to provide a welcoming space for the talks.There was also old photographs of the village which were of real interest to me as an amateur photographer. 

There was also tea and coffee and biscuits.

On a dull day, this event was an interesting interlude and an eye opening surprise about the stones under our feet.

The local Arts Heritage Committee did an excellent job of publicising this and provided informative and amusing information about the Village.

It was indeed a grand day out.


Griselda Heppel said…
What beautiful stones. I think you used to be able to buy sweets that looked like these, and that is why every time I see this photo I want to pop two or three of them into my mouth. I'm sure that's not what you had in mind! But there's something very satisfying about the feel and weight of a smooth, round stone as well as its visual beauty.

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