Rocks along the Cape St Lawrence Shore

Rocks along the Cape St Lawrence shore
Photo 12 of 25: Rocks along the Cape St Lawrence shore
Taken 2006 August 17 from the Coastal Trail about ten minutes to the southwest of the automated light
GPS 47°02.1??'N 60°36.4??'W

Cape Breton’s coasts are always interesting to observe and this section is no exception. The wind had begun to pick up a bit, as one can see by the waves crashing onto the rocks and there would be rather visible white caps in another hour or so. The wind had gotten no warmer, so I was very happy to have my sweat shirt on, though I was thinking about adding yet another layer, so cool it was.

These rocks surely have a story to tell and I wish I had a better understanding of geology than I do so that I could grasp their message. Whatever it might be, I found them a fascinating feature because, unlike many of the other rocks next to the coast, they do not appear to have fallen from an eroding cliff; their roughly 45° angle, however, is similar to that of other exposed rock faces in this area.