Scandola

30°C, light wind and fierce sun. Some humidity.
Boat tour to Scandola. It’s a Unesco World Heritage Site. In other words- a nature reserve. Though the sea state was nothing remarkable, quite a few tourists were sea-sick, including some from my party. Some boats seem to do that.
The geology caught my attention most, is red granite with porphyry texture. It has eroded into roundish doughy forms. You can imagine how the viscous intrusion pushed and glooped deep beneath. The texture is just as interesting: porphyry cools twice, giving big crystals in a finer matrix. Here it’s pink, almost the colour of hematite.

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