Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

I have recently returned from a trip to Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.  This park is recognized as a World Heritage site for it's "exceptional natural beauty" and it's significance examples of the earth's history -- namely some of the fascinating geological features.

The Tablelands as seen from Norris Point

One of the geological features is the Tablelands, a section of the earth's crust thrust up during the separation of North America from Europe more than 600 million years ago.  It is an easily accessible section from the Earth's mantle, inverted so that the rocks get older as you go up.

Gros Morne is a truly beautiful place.

This, and other photographs from Gros Morne can be seen on my website, in the Gros Morne National Park page.

. . . Rob Williams