Friday, March 19, 2010

Roads to Rincon - Second Beach - 03

Roads to Rincon - Second Beach - surfers

Roads to Rincon - Second Beach - 13

Roads to Rincon - Second Beach - 23

Roads to Rincon - Second Beach - 30

Roads to Rincon - PR22 - karst

Arecibo Karst Hills (photo credit: GeoSpaceJPK)

Arecibo Karst Hills, originally uploaded by GeoSpaceJPK.

I wanted a photo better than the one I took as we were whizzing along Route 22. Thanks to GeoSpaceJPK for allowing blogging of his images.

Elsewhere: Puerto Rico -- Today's Quiz

Elsewhere's Exclusive Quiz for the day: What do areas outside of Bloomington, Indiana have in common with the areas outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico?

The third important physiographic feature is the karst region in the north. This area consists of formations of rugged volcanic rock dissolved by water throughout the geological ages. This limestone region is an extremely attractive zone of extensive mogotes or haystack hills, sinkholes, caves, limestone cliffs, and other karst features. The karst belt extends from Aguadilla, in the west, to a minor haystack hills formation in LoĆ­za, just east of San Juan.

And... if you'd like to learn ALL about karst, and see some good photos: look here