Visual Tour of Loch Assynt Region

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After returning to the mainland, the group stares in amazement at beautiful Loch Assynt bathed in sunlight. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Joint Program students Mike Braun and Amy Draut discuss the regional setting of the Moine thrust with Peter Clift. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Joint Program student Marc Hesse, undaunted by the Scotch mist, tells the party of the ancient origin of the crust on which they stand. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )
The party surveys the Lewisian-Torridonian unconformity spanning more than 1 billion years. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
JP Student Clare Williams dices with death to reach that key outcrop. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
One of the many beautiful sandy (but garnet-free) coves of NW Scotland. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Joint Program student Marc Hesse impersonates The Old Man of Stoer. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The well-fertilized, sheep-grazed slopes of Sutherland. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )
Abandoning their patriotic transportation, the party examines the ancient Torridonian Sandstone. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Foxglove on the shores of Loch Assynt. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Joint Program student Amy Draut gets to grips with river-deposited Torridonian Sandstones. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The lush ferny undergrowth obscures the fascinating rocks of Loch Assynt. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The ruined shell of Ardvreck Castle. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The intrepid party poses shamelessly in front of the castle. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The steep coastal slopes are adorned with bunches of vibrant thrift. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Peter Clift enjoys a slab of corned beef with the scenic Stoer Head in the background. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sunshine illuminates the famous Glencoul thrust, showing Lewisian Gneiss over Torridonian Sandstone. (Photo by P. Clift, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Minding speeding Scottish roadsters, the party admires the multicolored granites of the Laxford Front. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Joint Program student Marc Hesse examines a granite dike at Loch Laxford. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Wait a minute, is that a silhouette of Elvis??! (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Peter Clift, exuberant at finally reaching the Moine Thrust. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Geological propaganda at Knockan Crag. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
GOOOAAA AAALLL!!! An undeniable benefit of being so far north in Scotland in June is a midnight soccer match. (Photo by Peter Clift, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The sun sets on another Geodynamics Program field trip. (Photo by C. A. Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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