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Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007 11:29 Email | Share | Bookmark
Gua batu kapur

Luray Cavern ni memang sangat indah.
Tour yang diberi sekejap sangat aku rasakan.
Aku dapat mendengar sebahagian saja daripada penerangan. Aku baca dalam website lah nanti (bisik hatiku).
Sepanjang masa aku habiskan mengambil gambar.
Tak sempat untuk setup tripod untuk ambil gambar-gambar yang lebih menarik terutama sekali air jernih seperti cermin.

Keluar dari gua, aku bertemu Pak Hanafi dan ibu Hartini serta anaknya Qalby yang aku bantu menjadi penterjemah kira-kira 3 bulan yang lepas. Kenal lagi mereka akan aku

From Wikipedia:
The Caverns are situated in the Shenandoah Valley just to the east of the Allegheny Range of the Appalachian Mountains. The Valley extends from the Blue Ridge in the north to the Massanutten Mountains in the south. Cave Hill, 927 feet above sea level, had long been an object of local interest on account of its pits and oval hollows or sinkholes (known as karst) through one of which the discoverers of Luray Caverns entered.

Luray Caverns does not date beyond the Tertiary period, though carved from the Silurian limestone. At some period, niches and already formed chambers were completely filled with water, highly charged with acid, which then slowly began to eat away at much of the softer material composing much of the walls, ceilings and floors. One particular area that shows this high level of water is Elfin Ramble where water marks of oscillation are highly visible on the ceiling.

The temperature inside the caverns is uniformly 54°F, comparable to that of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.

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