When it started hammering down I found myself near a sheltering tree with a moss-covered, sub-horizontal trunk! Perfect.
Only one of the many rainbows that festooned the landscape on the way
I figured I had time for a stroll, so when I saw a sign "public footpath" at a nice spot I just parked the bike and had a look. From there you could walk onto the man-made flat hilltop, and climb the ramps of the clay pit! It's a strange landscape, but beautiful in its strangeness, and completed with an amazing view of the sea underneath the menacing clouds. I came across a bloke who was walking his two 18 year old dogs, but beside that I seemed to have the world to myself. And what a world!
This flat area looks quite natural on the picture, but it's all man-made, and many meters above the natural topography of this place
Self-portrait with man-made pond in the background
Where clay is mined the water may be white!
This artificial landscape can acquire amazing erosional shapes