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CAP GRIS-NEZ EARTHCACHE

A cache by signyred (adopted by JLR1501) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/01/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

Lower companion to Cap Blanc Nez on the Route de 2 Caps but with pleasant walks and lots of birdlife. Le petit copain de Cap Blanc Nez, sur la Route de Deux Caps, mais avec des promenades agreables et beaucoup des oiseaux.

FRANCAIS Il y a 150 000 000 ans les falaises creerent, dans l’ere Jussasic. On peut trouver les roches semblables a l’autre cote de La Manche. Ils etaient depose comme couches comprenent petites particules de sables et coquillages et plankton microscopique quand la region etait sous la mer. Dans cette region du monde, la terre se leve ou se tombe dependant du climat. On sait maintenant que la niveau de la mer est plus haut pendant les periods entre-glacial et ce tombe (par autant que 60 metres) pendant les periods glacieres, quand beaucoup de l’eau est enferme dans piedmonts et glaciers. Aux co-ordonees ci-dessus vous avez un panneau d’information que vous dit un peu concernant la formation et le nom de la cote. Pour registrer la ‘cache’ vous avez besoin m’envoyer un courriel qui dit:- 1) Quelles roches compris la part du nom ‘gris’ ? 2) Quelle autre couleur de roche est mentionne et quelle sorte de roche est-elle? 3) La Manche est combien de kilometres de large a cette place et combien des bateaux traversent La Manche chaque jour? Aussi, si possible 4) La Manche – il y a 10000 ans etait la plupart l’eau ou terre ? 5) Les hommes prennent quelles roches calcaires des carrieres dans la ville de Marquise? P.S. Du 12.08.2013 au 29.08.2013, je serai sur mes vacances d'été, et je ne suis pas certain d'une bonne connexion Internet. Par conséquent, il peut prendre un certain temps pour moi de répondre à vos réponses. Je m'excuse pour tout inconvénient que cela pourrait causer, et obtiendra à répondre à vos e-mails dès que je serai de retour. ANGLAIS The cliffs were formed 150 000 000 years ago in the Jurassic era. Similar sedimentary rocks are to be found on the other side of the Channel. They were laid down as layers of small particles of sand and shells and microscopic plankton when the area was under water. In this part of the world the land rose above and sank below the waves depending on the climate. It is now generally recognised that sea levels rise during warmer interglacial periods and fall by as much as 200 feet (60 metres) during perids of cold glaciation (when much of the water is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. The co-ordinates should put you near an information panel which tells you a bit about how the coast formed and got its name. To log the cache please e mail me to say 1) What rocks make up the 'Grey' part of the name? 2) What other colour rock is mentioned and what type of rock is it? 3) How wide is the Channel at this point and how many ships per day cross it? Also see if you can find out or guess 4) Whether the Channel was land or sea 10,000 years ago & 5) What sort of calcareous rock is quarried nearby at the village of Marquise? P.S. From 12/08/2013 to 29/08/2013, i will be on my summer holidays, & i am not certain of a good internet connection. Therefore, it may take a while for me to reply to your answers. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, & will get on to answering your e-mails as soon as I get back.

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