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  Roaring waters
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  • Roaring waters - Corsica
      Roaring waters
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  • Carving the granite - Corsica
      Carving the granite
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  • Laminar and turbulent flow: Chaos! :-) - Corsica
      Laminar and turbulent flow: Chaos! :-)
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  • Another river - Corsica
      Another river
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  • The pebbles tell lot of stories. . . :-) - Corsica
      The pebbles tell lot of stories. . . :-)
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Something wonderful for the nature loving hiker is to walk along roaring streams in the high valleys. In spring, when the snow is melting on the summits, they can be quite powerful. The higher Golo (picture 1) is one of them. I like how the water carves the granite, like here, the Viru (picture 2).
I admit I could sit hours, looking at the movements of the water, sometimes with silly thoughts about laminar and turbulent flow, how they go from one state to the other, like here (picture 3), an unsolved physical problem (seriously!). I like rivers, so another picture (picture 4)
The water, like varnish ?enhances? the colours of the rocks, and when you look in more quiet waters, you can see all varieties of colours, representing the various rocks the mountains are made of (picture 5); what you see here are ?Variscan? rocks, mostly from the ?Outer Crystalline Massifs? of the Alps, like Pelvoux and Argentera in France; yes, Corsica was a part of the Alps when they formed, later, it drifted away, together with Sardinia, with the opening the Tyrrhenian Sea on their back.

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  • Written Mar 25, 2011
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