These chalky cliffs are the result of deposits made by microorganisms, the bulk of their mass moved to their present location by glaciers. Throughout the white there are visible dark lines of flint layers, metamorphic rock created under the great pressure of glaciers. Near the base of the cliffs the flint stones have that jagged toothed edge where you can easily see and understand how and why early tools were made of this stuff.
The beach here is made up of fist sized weathered rounded flint. As the waves poured over the flint and receded, the stones clicked together as they settled against each other. As we walked along, our feet caused the stones to sing, the tinkling of glass.
Our shoes are covered with chalk by the time we’re ready to turn back. Later that night, we notice the white traces our foot prints are leaving everywhere we tread.
There were 495 stairs leading steeply to the shore, we know this as someone so kindly marked them periodically with the count. This did not seem so bad going down, but on the way up, we made good use of a number of rest stops and benches on platforms overlooking the ravine.
(more photos to follow soon).
We had some spectacular evening entertainment, the band in the hotel bar! Danish sure is entertaining put to music and hearing a crowd sing and dance to it :)