200th: Rocher Percé (226)
|I never thought I would be able to share 200 photo in about a year, when I first register on TL. I was looking at the quality of photos I was seeing and I was a not seeing myself at the same level. Since then, I have improve a lot and my photos are a lot better then they were.|
Here is a photo of the Rocher Perce, I want to offer you for this 200th.
Percé Rock (French "Rocher Percé" "pierced rock") is one of the largest and most spectacular natural arches in the world.
It rises sheer from the Gulf of St. Lawrence just off the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec near the village of Percé. It is a massive limestone stack 433 metres long/1420ft, 90 metres wide/ca300ft and 88 metres/290ft at the highest point. The rock gets its name from a large 15 metre/50ft high arch near its seaward end.
There were actually two arches in the rock, when the outer arch collapsed on June 17, 1845. For four hours at a time during low tide, the water recedes from a wide spit that allows the rock itself to be visited. Percé Rock is a major tourist attraction in Quebec, with picturesque views of the rock from both Percé and nearby Bonaventure Island. It contains millions of marine fossils such as trilobites, tetracoralla, brachiopods and ostracods from the Devonian period.
At low tide we can access the Rock and walk around but it is very risky since there is over 300 tons of rock that fall every year from it, from it's 5 millions tons.
This photo was taken in the boat when we were going to Ile Bonaventure.
Have a great day.