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... lacks the usual nutrients required to sustain most plant life, hence its barren appearance. The rock is very low in calcium, very high in magnesium, and has toxic amounts of heavy metals. Peridotite is also high in iron, which accounts for its brownish colour (rusted colour). Underneath this weathered zone, the rock is really a dark green colour.
The scenery was too boring for Mark, plus it ...
... was well worth seeing, we have to walk in to it and it takes about 30 to 45 mins to walk into, so it bloody well better be good, haha.
Todays pictures were mostly of the coast we did some hiking trails and the dogs are fast asleep now. For as far as we have travelled they have been the best, as some days are a very long car rides.
... into the present highway. We wondered back to the car along the beach, one of the very few sandy beached in Newfoundland. Mark decided ti try kite sailing while Mariah and I got lunch. Wind died though. We stopped at Western Brook Pond trail. I was too tired from the day before and turned around early, but Mark and Mariah got there. They have a boat ride, that they didn't take, from there that takes you down the lake as it narrows within the ...
... of boardwalk and generally flat but VERY LONG, 10 km. I was exhausted by the time we returned.
Our interpretive guide gave us a geology lesson on the formation of Green Point. We were standing where the Iapetus Ocean (which became the Atlantic Ocean)used to be. The Iapetus Ocean laid between two land masses called Laurasia and Gondwonaland. Shale and limestone deposits littered this coastline. In a single step, you ...
... I'm sure this is where they are going to tell me to leave half of my stuff behind. In hindsight, I should know better than to let this kind of stuff get to me. The bags weren't weighed and I didn't actually need to throw out so many things at the hotel. Oh well, live and learn.
We are catching a small charter plane to the French island of Saint-Pierre, just of the coast of Nova Scotia. We were there last year; it was one of the stops when we travelled ...