Day 2: Hard Rock Geology

by andrewwelch

Posted from MarĂ­a, Andalusia, Spain.

I reached a similar but much deeper gorge formed from a hard rock following steep dark-grey mountains with caves that invited exploring. I descended into the gorge to explore it. There was a pond of water inhabited it seemed by a lone turtle which quickly swam into the murky sediment.

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Around the water was dry mud with large cracks which segmented it. This created a kind of game inviting me to jump over the cracks between the pieces, which moved when I stood on them.

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After the gorge the flow was joined by a stream and took a sharp right into a wide and flat valley with a stream and course sand bed. This section gradually widened, made a sweeping right and entered into a very wide section (approximately 500m) before reaching a hard rock bank.