Chimney Bluffs State Park, New York, U.S.A.
D is for DANGER, DRUMLIN and DEBRIS
During a recent visit to Upstate New York, my husband and I visited Chimney Bluffs on the south side of Lake Ontario. The bluffs are actually a DRUMLIN (a hill that's shaped like half an egg) formed 11,000 years ago by a glacier.
Over many centuries wind, rain and waves have eroded the drumlin forming sharp pinnacles and cliffs that are tempting to the adventurous but too DANGEROUS to safely climb.
Erosion causes the pinnacles to look different from year to year. This drumlin is made of reddish clay along with rocks and boulders. The clay is washed into Lake Ontario but you can see some of the rocks here.
DEBRIS falling off the bluffs
There IS a Canadian connection. The bluffs have long been a landmark, and apparently during prohibition in the 1920s and early 30s, smugglers from Canada brought alcohol to these shores where it was hidden in local barns. I don't think kids learn about this in history books, though.
I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE