Saturday, July 21, 2018

New from Newfoundland

I am very lucky to have friends that travel. My friend spent almost two weeks hiking and exploring Newfoundland. So thank you! For thinking of me.


Here are some wonderful geological descriptions of the areas The Tablelands are situated in Gros Morne National Park, a 1.2 billion year old ocean floor and UNESCO world heritage site. A region that looks more like Arizona than Newfoundland. A flat-topped mountain of scorched orange and red desert that is part of the Appalachians mountain range. Ancient peridotite rocks are found in the Tablelands. So rare they are usually only located deep in the earth’s mantle.


 Dover faultline
 


Truce Island (Sunnyside) was an historic meeting between English and Beothuk took place on or near the island in 1612. The Peace Garden was built to commemorate this occasion in 2012. The island was also used by French troops to hold English prisoners during the Winter War of 1696 - 1697.

History of Newfoundland and Labrador

Want more? Experience NL on Instagram

A fun travel story about being blown away by Newfoundland

I love these kind of sites!

Structural geology of Newfoundland

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Glacier National Park


Athabasca Glacier scree*


Lake Agnes Tea Glacier Lake (above Lake Louise)

Num Ta Jah Lodge, Base of Bow Falls/Bow Glacier on Columbia Ice Field (Stony Plain Indians)


Moraine Lake scree from "moriane" push by glaciers then pulverized



*Scree is a collection of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, volcanoes or valley shoulders that has accumulated through periodic rockfall from adjacent cliff faces. Landforms associated with these materials are often called talus deposits. Talus deposits typically have a concave upwards form, while the maximum inclination corresponds to the angle of repose of the mean debris size.

Alaska

I only have a sand collection because of the very generous friends and coworkers I have! They travel and bring me some incredible bags of sand! Jim even gave me a detailed map!



Tanana River, Alaska

Chena Marina, Alaska
Koole Lake, Alaska
The North Pole
Santa Claus House

Sunday, December 17, 2017

How a grain of sand changed my life: Jenny Natusch



sandglazer website

The £1,000 grain of sand from Morecambe

Forest of the Weird

Sant Ocean Hall

Sant Ocean Hall - The Sant Ocean Hall is the National Museum of Natural History's largest exhibit, providing visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. The hall's combination of 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the ocean's past, present, and future.