April 7, 2014
For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post I thought I would share a few more pictures from my recent visit to Rondevlei Nature Reserve here in the Western Cape of South Africa. I shared one picture last week. As a quick reminder, Rondevlei is a vlei or marsh that is home to the Western Cape’s only population of hippos. When I visited the vlei a little over a week ago, the water level was low, and I saw some very impressive mudcracks and salt accumulations. I didn’t see any hippos, unfortunately– I’ll have to go back to the vlei one evening since the hippos are not active during the day.