Wednesday, August 23, 2006



The Spaniards were the first white men to view the Grand Canyon in 1540, 80 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Some time later we took a flight to see it better. It was a risky but worthwhile enterprise, and the result is here to show...

"RUNWAY - It was the only time we took off to go down to the canyon, rather than high in the sky..."

"CESSNA - We were a little bit packed inside the small Cessna"

"COLORADO RIVER - the main artist of this show!"

"UNIQUE - What is unique about the geology of Grand Canyon is the variety of rocks present, the simplicity with which they are exposed, and the intricate geologic story they tell. Grand Canyon owes its characteristic shape to the different rock layers in the canyon walls, which are the natural response of the rocks to erosion: some form slopes, some form cliffs, some erode more quickly than others"

"COLOURS - The colours of the layers are due mainly to small amounts of iron, which convey delicate shades of red, yellow, and green to the canyon walls"

"UGH - This was the trickiest of all, and there was another plain coming from the other side of the rock. It seems that now there are some rules to approach the canyon by plane..."

"HAPPY to be back on land and safe"

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