Monday February 1, 2021

By GILDA PINEDA DIONELA KINGDOM ADVENTURE Rock and Fossils - Record of Time (Dorset, England) It seems as though time is the only aspect of life on earth that is fair. Not long ago, I came across a city built on a beach coastline that was so impressive. It was not like a hotel or travel inn next to the beach, but a place where buildings, restaurants, commercial shopping centers, and neighborhoods were just a few steps away. The sight stood out compared to the pristine beaches found back in the Philippines. We had been invited by a friend in our church cell group to one of the ancient counties in Southwest England; a place of panoramic views, Dorset. We visited Weymouth, Durdle Door, and a couple of other places. In a few words, Dorset is like the jewelry adorning the body of a giant lady. What I mean by this is, I had never seen so many beautiful colors of raw rocks on cliffs, as well as in the stores, as I had Dorset. Oh yes, such beautiful and attractive colors on massive rocks! The rocks of Dorset have been a focus of study in advancing the science of geology for the last two hundred years. The best exposures of the rocks of Dorset are evident along its coastline. One of the most popular rocks is the Durdle Door. It is shaped like an arch, standing on the blue sea. The seascape and landscape are well-suited for the artistic mind of any painter, prolific writer, and ordinary nature lover. Durdle Door means “Open Door”. Let us come through this door and unravel the past. As we walked the hills, the first thing I noticed was the chalk-covered cliff of Dorset. White chalk (calcium carbonate) was...... Read more on Full Issue!

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