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Geology Picture of the Week, October 4-10, 2009: Cheddar Gorge
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Posted on 10/08/2009 10:28:25 PM PDT by cogitator

Cheddar Gorge

I heard about this place recently in a news article about a bicyclist that survived falling 80 feet off the Cheddar cliffs. I guess I had heard about it several years ago when they found "Cheddar Man" and genetically connected him to a local resident. I didn't realize it was an English scenic landmark. There are also some small caves, which is where "Cheddar Man" was found. For a satellite view, can't beat Google Maps.

British teacher finds long-lost relative: 9,000-year-old man"


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More about Cheddar (the village, and the cheese too)


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; caves; cheddar; england; karst; science
None of these pictures are cheesy!
1 posted on 10/08/2009 10:28:25 PM PDT by cogitator
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2 posted on 10/08/2009 10:29:18 PM PDT by cogitator
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Lovely village, would be nice to live there.


3 posted on 10/08/2009 10:50:56 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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Looks like a good place to store cheese.......


4 posted on 10/09/2009 4:09:15 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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Holes in the rock? => A firm foundation for making Swiss Cheese!


5 posted on 10/09/2009 6:51:06 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Excellent photos. Home to the ancestors of freepers!


6 posted on 10/09/2009 7:48:56 AM PDT by JimSEA
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Thanks cogitator.
 
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7 posted on 10/11/2009 5:19:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: cogitator

neat photos


8 posted on 10/12/2009 2:11:02 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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