Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bermuda: Crystal Caves - Hamilton Parish - Bermuda

Crystal Caves
Hamilton Parish,  Bermuda

N 32° 20.972 W 064° 42.792

Underwater Stalagmites

Short Description: 

Crystal Caves are located off Wilkerson Avenue in Hamilton Parish on the north east end of Bermuda.

Stalactite and Stalagmite

Long Description:

About one million years ago, during an ice age, the sea level was nearly 375 feet below its present levels. A large amount of ground water sat above the underlying limestone rock. These are ideal conditions for for cave formation. As the sea level rose, salt water erosion of the caves walls created the irregular chambers and fissure that make the Crystal Caves so scenic.

Bermuda, Scott #828, depicts an image of the walkway over the water, looking back towards the entrance.

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