Trouble With Lichen

There’s lichen everywhere on Westray. It shows how clean the air is here, how salt-tolerant lichen is and also how difficult it is for anything else to grow.

The trouble with the lichen here is that you can’t walk the coast of Westray without walking on it.

Lichen on the rocks - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The closer you get to it, the more a world-within-a-world it becomes.

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