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Coastal rocks of Saint Lucia

The pictures below were taken while I was kayaking along the western coast of Saint Lucia. The rock formation below is conglomerate and on top of it seems to be a volcanoclastic sedimentary unit.

These pictures nicely demonstrate the two dominant natural forces shaping this island – Earth’s internal heat expressed as volcanic eruptions and slower but no less powerful sunshine-driven processes which disintegrate and wear down rocks to form conglomerate among other sedimentary rocks.


Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks

Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks

Coastal cliff of Saint Lucia composed of conglomerate and volcanoclastic rocks