Jointed basalt columns, unusual columns predominantly hexagonal in cross-section, but polygons with three to twelve or more sides can be found from inches to meter in diameter.
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Surfing has such a place in our national imagination, and rightly so, if you ask me. It is addictive and simple. It is relaxing and exciting. It is showy and low-key.
With that in mind, we've asked our surfer-cum-writer friend, Ashton Goggans to pick 5 things to get anyone aspiring to a wet life.
The artificial Abraham Lake in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies has become know, especially among photogs, for a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface.
Photographer Fikret Onal says:
"The plants on the lake bed release methane gas and methane gets frozen once coming close enough to much colder lake surface and they keep stacking up below once the weather gets colder and colder during [the] winter season."
"Even though I've walked on a frozen lake before, Abraham Lake made me feel completely uneasy since the lake was not covered with snow." "Even though the icy surface was around 8-9 inches thick, it still scared the hell out of me, not only because of the fact that I could see all the cracks...and the darkness of the lake bottom through the glassy surface, but also [because of] the deep boomy, cracking sounds coming from underneath the lake's surface."
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The Aboriginal Cherry Blossom Festival brings together a large number of visitors to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village to see their 2,000 cherry blossom trees.
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