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Es Bufador - S'Illot

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Hidden : 09/30/2010
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2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

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SPANISH DESCRIPTION (s. below)

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NOTE: To get the fastest Logpermission, send mail to: ecXY@t-online.de
(replace x and y with the correct answers !!! and add your CacherNickName in the Subject/Heading of the Mail - write the answers to 3, 4, 5 into the mail - thanks)

The coastal geomorphology

The S'Illot waterfront is of special interest because the landscape is linked to the shape and structure of the rocky material.

Towards the south coast cliffs occur which open in to coves like Cala Lorlanda or Calo d'en Rafelino, while to the north open beaches like S'Illot or Sa Coma can be seen.

The rocky calcarenite coastline was formed of tabular material dating from about (X) million years ago and consists mainly of remains of ancient (Y) formations, mangrove and lagoon enviroments as seen in the fossils of the rocks.
(X and Y are the questions to answer - you will find the answers on the info sign near the location!)

The erosive action of water has given rise to the characteristic karst forms of the Levant littoral: from the lapiaz that forms cracks and sharp outlines on the rocks, to the open sea caves and spectacular drops, such are the peculiarities of ES BUFADOR.

There are caves below ground level of which the Drach and Harms in Porto Christo are very notable examples.

ES BUFADOR is connected with the sea through a crack which causes a funnel effect when there is a swell.

The swell pusches the air that is compressed and rises intermittently accompanied by splashing.

It is very spectacular during storms (but do not get to close - because it is dangerous!)

--- To log this Earthcache: ---

Visit the location (and it would be nice if you take a picture of you and/or your GPSr with the BUFADOR - but it's no log options (because of the guidelines: logs will not be deleted when without pictures!)

You can log your visit directly (because of the guidelines); bute also send a mail with your answers to the following questions to:
ecXY@t-online.de
(replace x and y with the correct answers !!! and add your CacherNickName in the Subject/Heading of the Mail - write the answera to 3, 4, 5 into the mail - thanks)

(example: if answer 1 is 17 then take the 17 for X;
if answer 2 is miller then take miller for Y.
that brings you to use the mailadress: ec17miller@t-online.de !)

1. X million years

2. Y formations

(fill in the infos from the sign at the location)

3. messure the width of the whole ES BUFADOR at the largest

4. touch the stone near the site and write me how it feels like

5. write in your own words how a marine geyser works and which are the main two elements needed for it's function

After you receive my permission to log please load the picture with your log.

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La geomorfologia litoral

El frente costero de S'Illot tiene un especial interes paisajistico ligado a las formas y relieves de los materiales rocosos. Hacia el sur la costa se presenta en acantilados, en los que se abren las calas como Cala Morlanda o es Calo D'en Rafelino, mientras que hacia el noirte se dibuja en forma de playas abiertas, como la de S'Illot o sa Coma.

El litoral rocoso es de naturaleza calcarenitica, conformado por la disposicion tabular de materiales de una antiguedad de unos (X) milliones de anos, constituidos principalmente por restos de antiguas formaciones (Y), manglares y ambientes de laguna como se puedee observar en los fosiles de las rocas.

La accion erosiva del agua ha dado lugar a las carateristicas formas karsticas del litoral de Levante: desde el lapiaz que traza grietas y formas puntiagudas sobre löas rocas, hast las cavidades abiertas al mar, los espectaculares derrumbes y peculiaridades como es Bufador. A nivel subterrraneo encontramos cuevas. Las del Drach y dels Hams en Portocristo son ejemplos muy destacables.

Es Bufador es la cavidad que se encuentra enfrente. Se conecta con el mar a traves de una rendija que, cuando hay mar de fondo, hace el efecto de embudo. El oleaje impulsa el aire que se comprime y sube de manera intermitente, acompanado de salpicaduras. Es muy espectacular cuando hay temporal, pero no hay que acercarse demasiado porque es peligroso, todo lo contrario de cuando el mar esta transquilo, que invita a nadar.

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