Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Canadian in California Celebrates 1 Year!

Morro Rock - a volcanic plug (geology tutorial for Kilometres!) on the coast.

Can you spot the otter?

Irish Girl and I on the rocks.

Pi and Irish Girl helped me celebrate my "anniversary" by giving me the tour.

Pelis! I wished their beak pouches were filled with fish, but they weren't.

Having been in Bake-town for a year, it was time to head to the Coast finally. Not that I haven't been, technically - the OC and Manhattan Beach - but not "my" coast. Not the Coast directly West of me. That Coast would be Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

You made it to the coast! Yay! It's beautiful. Can we go when I come visit?

gnat said...

Absolutely! Might be a tad chilly in November though...
Ooh! We can do Hearst Castle! It's right by there.

Kilometres said...

Hooray!

Re: the tutorial. What makes plugs more resistant to erosion? Is magma a super rock? Does it have super powers, and if so, does it bestow its super powers on others?

Heh heh. Otters! How can they not make you smile?

And why are geological anomalies so commonly named the nine sisters? I find this strange and fascinating. Things like this are never named for brothers. Only sisters will get such an honour.

gnat said...

You raise a good point there - they are always named for sisters for some reason... Not sure what that reason is though... The plugs I think are more resistant because they are completely solidified magma that was "protected" by surrounding volcano (consisting of layers of ash, pyroclastic material, as well as rock) that erodes much faster due to its less consolidated nature.

Lulu said...

Peli-pleughs!
(You better remember what I'm talking about, otherwise this is a totally ridiculous comment)

gnat said...

oh MAN! I had forgotten about that! Oh the hilarity! Stupid waves coming in out of nowhere...

Kilometres said...

But you haven't answered whether I can get superpowers from magma.

gnat said...

ummm... ok... "magma-man" perhaps the super powers would be that you can instantly incinerate anything?