February 29, 2016
A few weeks ago I participated in a kayak race on the Berg River a few hours north of Cape Town, South Africa. I went on a short warm-up paddle the evening before the race. While on this paddle, I couldn’t resist checking out some soil horizons that were visible along the river in several places. In the picture above, I am posing next to some soil horizons. You can see the horizons of surface soil and subsoil.The organic soil horizon is also visible although due to drought the vegetation is pretty dry. Geology by kayak is wonderful… it combines two of my favorite things! I should try to see more geology by kayak.