Monday, September 21, 2015

View from the Moraine Trail

Hammonasset State Park, Madison, CT  2015

About 21,000 years ago, all of Connecticut and Long Island were covered by glacier ice which was about 1 mile thick.  The flow of the glaciers carried along rocks like these, which would pile up at the end of the glacier, where the rate of melting/evaporation, was equal to the rate of advancement of the glacier, forming what is a called moraine.  All of Long Island was formed by this process. 


  1. magnifique endroit ca donne envie d une promenade ;o)

    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is a nice place to walk. I really enjoy walking along the shoreline here.