Lost and unforgotten are the only words than can be used to describe this bay. Located on the North Coast Road just before Maracas Bay, we begin our journey on a wide road going through farm land until we are swallowed by the forest.
It is a continual downhill journey until you reach the base of the hill. There in the distance, the emerald waters flicker through the trees amazing each hiker until you reach the beautiful Maraqueet Bay that is carved into the mountain.
Q & A ABOUT The Sands Of Maracas
One of the most impressive feats of nature is the erosion of massive mountains into sand by the powerful forces of wind and water. Big pieces of rock get broken into little pieces of rock. Most sand is made of quartz because it’s super stable. Other minerals weather into clays, dust, or dissolve completely. Quartz is both highly resistant to weathering and hard enough to resist being ground into dust. (It still does eventually, known as silt). Sand isn’t only found in beaches. Sand is natural in quantities of 1 to 100% in almost every sedimentary rock. Deserts, sand dunes and most river channels contain large amounts of sand. Sand is usually found on beaches because that’s where it becomes deposited due to wave action. Sand can also be used in the production of glass and other products. Our local beaches are made up of the quartz sand grains, mainly light brown in colour. So the next time you step on sand remember it take years to make one grain, so don’t miss use it.
Rating: Moderate (3)
Duration: 45 mins (one way)