Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sherry on the Rocks

I'm still sorting through the 850 or so pictures I took during our trip through Nova Scotia last week, but I wanted to update the blog with something, given the amount of time I've been away, so above we have Sherry exalting in the majesty of the fog atop the granite bluffs of Prim Point at the entrance to Annapolis Basin above the town of Digby, Nova Scotia.

We couldn't understand what was going on with the rocks here, which, if you enlarge the picture, will see have dark outlines around the contours of each undulating surface. In some places, the rock is scooped out to a depth of an inch or so leaving a shallow bowl. Other parts just have the dark outline, which appears to be part of the substrate, not something painted on. Anyone have any ideas?

We also stumbled upon this rusted ammo box, nestled in a rocky cradle and guarded by two weather-bleached driftwood sentries. It was a Geocache, the treasure box left for Geocachers to find at the end of their GPS-guided hunt. They don't mind if people like us just happen upon it, either, and so there's a notepad and pen inside a ziploc bag for finders to sign, and little knicknacks and charms in the box itself. We signed the book, and left a US $1 bill behind. If you'd like to find it, it's right here.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Cool! Granite is igneous, and formations get pushed up from the magma of earth's molten core, and the extrusions usually get eroded away by wind and water, but maybe those bluffs got sliced off by some glacier-scouring action, revealing the rippling folds of their molten origins.

Or else it's a fraternity prank.