Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oh no! The Azure Window is gone

One of the reasons coastal geology in some parts of the world is so strikingly beautiful is erosion.  And sometimes erosion claims a prize.  In this case, the prize was a stone arch in Malta.  It joins arches and Apostles in Australia, the Great Arch of Kerguelen, and the Natural Bridge of Aruba.  And I'm sure there have been more and there will be more.  That's what erosion does.  But remember - it will also make more of them, too.  Just not as fast.

Malta's 164 foot arched cliff washes away in heavy storms

Doesn't look like this anymore, unfortunately

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