By Jonathan the Gray
WHEN DID THIS BEACH APPEAR?
“Jonathan, how long did it take for this beach to form on the edge of land?” asked Josephine.
We paused in our beach walk to bend down and pick up a handful of golden sand grains. I let them pour through my fingers. And what a soft, pleasant sensation it was! As the last grains fell away, I turned to my wife and replied, “Did you know that SANDY BEACHES, RAISED BEACHES, CAVES, COVES, ETC., do not need a long time to form?”
EARTH FEATURES FORMED RAPIDLY
In 1963, the new island of Surtsey appeared 45 miles south of Iceland. The following year a landing party found wide, sandy beaches, precipitous crags, gravel banks, lagoons, impressive cliffs resembling England’s White Cliffs, and faulted cliffs and boulders worn smooth by the surf, some of which were round. (Sigurdur Thorarinsson, Surtsey. Almenna, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1964) What a shock for our assumptions about dating! (Of course, I’m not talking here about boyfriend-girlfriend dating.) Continue reading Historical Earth Changes All Happened Suddenly! Even Catastrophically So.