The East coast

- picturesque villages

- noumerous secluded coves

- many sandy and pebble beaches

- nice limestone layers stratification
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These rocks began life as sedimentary materials deposited in a marine environment. They subjected to high temperatures and strong directed forces that reconfigured the original mineral components into the conspicuous dark- and light-colored (mafic and felsic) layers. This mineral segmentation into discrete layers is a type of foliation known as gneissose layering, and the rock generally is called "gneiss"