Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Geological holidays

GeoWorld Travel is a new company offering the following destinations: Jan Mayen, Svalbard, East Greenland, the Pyrenees, the Amazon, Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands, and Wales. More destinations will be coming later and geology field trips can be tailored for your group. The East Greenland trip is running from 27 August to 08 September 2012. Due to a last minute change of vessel, there are still several free berths, and the company is able to offer places at 30% off the published prices, making the trip affordable for many people.
So why should you go on this trip? Well East Greenland is a truly awe inspiring destination. There is an almost complete sedimentary succession stretching back for the last 1.5 billion years. Due to the incredible completeness of this record, many of the Earth's most important stories can be seen on this trip. On top of this the story is set in jaw-dropping scenery, with wildlife such as the Polar Bear and Inuit Culture. Key geological features that can be seen on this trip include 3 billion year old basement rocks, 1,900 m high stripy cliffs formed from 900 million years old sediments, Devonian sandstone where the famous fossils that link the amphibians to fish were found, Mesozoic rocks that have revealed dinosaurs and ammonites, columnar basalt in the lava flows from the splitting of the Atlantic and amazing icebergs and glaciers. Please see the website for photos and a fully itinerary.
If you are interested in joining me on this trip or any other please email or call: 01792 232297.

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