Saturday, July 30, 2016

When is a Fjord Not a Fjord?

Well, first they told me Pluto was a planet, and then they told me it wasn't, and I was strangely saddened by this. It's not big enough to be a planet, so it is called a dwarf planet, though apparently a really massive dwarf planet!

Then I found out yesterday that Carlingford Lough wasn't a fjord!

I was thrilled when @CarlingfordIRE picked up, tweeted my blog post and complimented it saying, "Nice blog @Byddi"

To which I replied, thinking I was very witty - "Nice fjord!"
 
Now I'd learned about this in O level Geography. I love Geography. I got an A in O level Geography - admittedly that was back when Pluto was still a planet!

So it was a shock when @CarlingfordIRE very nicely informed me that actually, Carlingford Lough is not a fjord!


I am most grateful to them for setting the record straight for me and while I could have just edited my last post to take out the bit where I had said it was a fjord, I decided full acknowledgement of my misinformation and it's source was more appropriate.


So here's the science - this picture posted on twitter by @CarlingfordIRE.


And in case you can't make it out clearly,  the final paragraph says, "So, Carlingford Lough is not actually a true fjord as it is not as deep as the Irish Sea into which it flows. But doesn't it make for a truly spectacular vista of land and sea?"

That last sentence - I couldn't agree more!

Now I have to go break it to Buffalo Bill that there are no (nor ever were any) buffalo in America...those big cow-like creatures? Bison!

Byddi Lee

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