Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Iron Coast

 The Iron Coast, or Iron-bound Coast is another name for Graveyard of the Atlantic. It originally refered to the reefs of hard, sharp rocks that line Bideford Bay and Hartland at right angles to the steep cliffs. Later the name was associated with the amount of metal ship debris from wrecked vessels all along this coast. It could also be linked to the natural iron deposits in the sedimentary 'devonian' rocks and to the rusty colours, particularly this vein of clay at Portledge.

These are some of the supplementary images to the Exhibition Graveyard of the Atlantic, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, April to June 2012. More supplementary images here: link

Thanks to North Devon AONB

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