Friday, March 25, 2011

Wikipedia on Peggy's Cove

I admit that I visit this area frequently...but I'll also admit it's not for the lighthouse. It's so easy when something is in your backyard to forget or overlook what's really there. This is a beautiful area and I love exploring the landscape. These boulders are everywhere and I always find them amazing.

"Large boulders composed of 415-million-year-old Devonian granite, called glacial erratics, were lifted by the ice and carried for long distances before being deposited upon the landscape as the ice receded, leaving rugged barrens. The movement of the glacial ice and rocks left scouring marks in the bedrock that are still visible."

I think they're worth a second look!

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