Sunday, December 19, 2010

Where On Google Earth#239

I spent a couple of hours to locate Felix's woge#238, traveling all around the seas before finding this beautiful Rameswaram Island. It is now my first time posting a Woge!
As always, you have to find the location of the picture at GoogleEarth, name it with latitude and longitude, and briefly describe the geology of the spot. The first one who will find it will have to host the next challenge. For my first time, I do not invoke the so-called Schott rule! Here is the list of previous WOGE-games.

Posting time is 10.10 PM UTC!


  1. 47.5852N, 2.8510W

    Île-aux-Moines, largest island in the Gulf of Morbihan.

    This website ( suggests it has a granitic spine, and it is evident from the airphoto that it has numerous sandy beaches. There is evidence also of (sandy?) tidal flats that may be exposed at low tide. Other than that, and a brief mention of megalithic sculptures found here, I find little other evidence of its geology.

  2. Well done Ron!

    The major geological feature is that the island is a North-South granitic dyke cross cutting the migmatitic domain of South Brittany.

    It's your turn for the next woge..

  3. I was wondering if this area of France was glaciated during the Ice Ages? The Panoramio photos in Google Earth were very reminiscent of the coast of Maine in the northeastern USA in the Mount Desert Island area.

    Meanwhile, WoGE #240 is posted.

  4. I don't know if this area was glaciated during the Ice Ages...
    It's hard to find information about that!