Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fossilized shores

We didn't do a thing today, last night I got an ear ache and sore throat, today I have been sick in bed all day long.    Fortunately, yesterday we took some pictures we decided to save for a day we had nothing to blog about.    

Millions of years ago, the Yucatan Peninsula was covered by the ocean.  Around 15 thousand years ago, during the last Ice Age, the sea level descended approximately 250 feet.

There is plenty of beautiful sandy beach, but there is also some very interesting rocky shores, made up of fossilized coral and limestone.   

Directly in front of Xpu Ha campgrounds we have sand, but at both ends of our beach we have fossilized shores.     

Yesterday, we took a short walk across a part of the point to the south, and I found myself imagining what it would have been like to snorkel or scuba when this was a living reef.  

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