Diving into the Sinkholes
It’s a same thing every time when you start thinking about a place to visit during the vacations. What about packing your bags and making your way into the unknown. Not many of us are ready to make way into the unknown, but this experience will surely get you some remarkable memories that you may cherish for lifetime.
If you are not aware of, a sinkhole is a natural depression or a hole caused by the removal of the Earth’s surface. What remains only, is air. This happens due to the removal of soil, bedrock, or sometimes both, by water. It may vary in size, which can be from less than a meter to several hundreds of meters.
Florida is a destination where you can avail the maximum number of sinkholes. They are an obvious feature of the Karst topography in Florida. The sinkholes provide a pathway for rainwater to substitute groundwater. They are an important part of Florida’s aquifer system that supplies 95% of drinking water.
Lake Jackson is one of the foremost tourist attractions in Florida. The lake started to disappear in the year 1999 when suddenly a sinkhole started appearing on the surface. There are some amazing getaways to Florida’s state parks which provide frost free natural habitats for species which are cold sensitive and also may sports and recreation facilities. Some of the most famous sinkhole destinations is Devil’s Millhopper in Gainsville, Manatee State Park in Chiefland, Peacock Springs State Park in Fort White, Silver River State Park in Ocala, O’Leno State Park in High Springs and Falling Water State Park in Pennsylvania.
Other than the U.S, one can also visit the truly remarkable islands of Muscat. Hidden away by a 20 km down the coastal road from Quriyat to Sur, the depression formed here is the meeting place of two rivers in Muscat. The sea water merges with the sweet water here. It is an amazing experience here. If you get into the water, you can actually count the number of pebbles. It is absolute cool crystal water. The water is green and blue is hardly salty and the entire pool of water looks dazzling.
There are many activities that one can do in place that has a sinkhole. These places are equipped with amazing activities like rock climbing, the sinkholes that have water in them are also made as pools, where people come from all over the world and dive into the “sinkhole pools”!
One must visit these places to experience the difference altogether!