Rusty old sea mine in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

Picture of the remains of an old sea mine washed up on a beach and wedged between rocksIt used to be wedged between two rocks further down the beach, but the winter storms hitting Islay in winter 2014/2015 must have dislodged it and moved it to this location where I photographed it in April 2015. I’m told these are the remains of an old sea mine. Is what you can see through the hole top left one of the detonators?

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  1. A panoramic view of Saligo Bay in April 2015, looking quite different after the winter storms which hit Islay’s west coast in 2014/2015. A lot of sand had been washed away, exposing a lot more rocks than usual. Also a sandbank visible at low tide formed off the beach. An old sea mine moved position and was now lodged between the rocks below the dunes on the right.
    For a much better view also try the full version of the Saligo Bay panorama after the winter storms (3x as big!).
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