The stranger on the shore

Westray has no sandstone rocks, yet it has occasional sandstone pebbles on its beaches. Here’s one. It was brought from the island of Eday but not by people; it travelled trapped in ice during the last ice age.

The stranger on the shore - The Hall of Einar - photograph by David Bailey (not the)

I still find that amazing.

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