Painted cliffs

See full album here (starting after the tessellated pavement)

I woke at 5:30 to catch the sunrise, sadly clouds were obscuring the view, so went back to sleep for a couple more hours.

We broke camp and began our way back to Darlington via the inland track, this proved a bit frustrating, with lots of sand and steep climbs. We cut back onto the better coast road and made good time to the painted cliffs. These are sandstone cliffs which had iron ores deposited on top of them, over time the iron leached through resulting in these beautiful patterns. Quite a lot of tourists at 11 on a Sunday however!

We began to climb up towards Bishop and Clerk, however we could see it was shrouded in cloud, and it didn't look like it was going to budge, so left it for next time.

Dropping down to the Fossil cliffs, which is apparently a world class site for marine fossils. It certainly lived up to this accolade, with some boulders being almost exclusively made of fossilised shells!

A couple of hours looking around the various old buildings in Darlington, before hopping back on the ferry and returning home.

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