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Coquina Rock at Washington Oaks Gardens Park

Posted by
Fran (Trumbull CT, United States) on 30 December 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Coquina outcrop at dawn at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, Florida. This is the largest coquina outcrop on the Atlantic seaboard. Coquina is a soft sedimentary rock formed from shells. It's name is Spanish for shell fish. It was used a lot in construction in the past in Florida. Forts were often made of coquina because it was soft and the walls absorbed the impact of cannon balls rather than shattered.