… ah, but it is … on the third rock from the sun, planet Earth.
Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight is quite famous for its different coloured sands, and a craft tourist industry has grown up around it since early Victorian times.
Here are cliffs of sand of varying hues. The sands are coloured due to oxidised iron compounds formed under different conditions, and look great layered in shaped glass ornaments. There are usually 21 shades of sand available.
Turning your head away from these magnificent cliffs towards the sea and you will see the Needles as featured in the previous post.
September 2019 © Pete Hillman.