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浪花雕刻的仙境——世界上最壮观的海蚀洞

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小编摘要:海蚀洞对大多数人来说显得比较陌生,因为许多洞穴不得不需要浮潜才能进行探索。然而,位于苏格兰的芬戈尔洞穴给大家带来了福音,你只需要一双牢固的靴子就可以享受壮观的美景。

导读: 许多海蚀洞是在水上运动团体之间享有盛名,绝大部分是因为你不得不穿上脚蹼,戴上氧气罐去探索里面的奇景,比如伯利兹大蓝洞。但经过几千年海浪无情的冲击,一些壮观的洞穴已经被“雕刻”成形,你完全不需要进行浮潜探索。比如位于苏格兰的芬戈尔洞穴,你需要的只是一双牢固的靴子。

Fingal's Cave is in the uninhabited island of Staffa in Scotland: The hexagonal columns are basaltic rock similar to the formations found in The Giant's Causeway in Ireland

Many 'sea caves' are famous among the watersports community - largely because you have to strap on a pair of flippers and an air tank to explore sights such as Belize's Great Blue Hole.

But the relentless action of the waves over millennia has carved out some spectacular caves that you don't even need a snorkel to explore such as Fingal's Cave in Scotland - just a sturdy pair of boots.

The hexagonal basalt columns in Fingal's cave are similar to the formations found in the Giant's Causeway in Ireland

Apostle Islands Ice Caves in Wisconsin's Lake Superior: When the lake freezes over in the winter, so do the caves - visitors venture inside to see frozen lakes and frozen waterfalls

Fingal's Cave, on the uninhabited island of Staffa in Scotland, showcases unique, unspoiled geography - and was reputed to be home to a giant who built a causeway between Scotland and Ireland.

Other caves (below) are reputed to have been home to the Old Man of the Sea - or even sea- God Neptune himself.

A 'littoral sinkhole' - a collapse into an undersea cave - in Santa Rosa California. Such features are created when the roof of a sea cave collapses due to erosion - but can become tourist attractions in their own right

The Belvedere 'upside-down' hole in Sardinia - myth says that it's the home of the Old Man of the Sea. His neighbour is even more illustrious - Neptune, god of the sea, lives in a cave just 100m round the corner

The 'Great Blue Hole' - Belize. The popular scuba-diving destination is 407 feet deep

The 'Sea Lion Cave' in Oregon is among the largest complexes of underwater caves in the world, inhabited by a variety of sea life including sea lions. Entrance, sadly, is via a gift shop

 

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2011-11-30 11:08 编辑:Relaxkuma
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