Monday, June 22, 2009

Guess Where?

Yes they are the sand dunes in Forvie, Scotland (north of Aberdeen). Now I have to be honest and confess I never considered that Scotland would have sand dunes - rocky beaches, maybe limestone cliffs but not sand dunes. The dunes take up some hundreds of acres and are the fourth largest (and least affected by human contact) dune complex in Britain. There is a fabulous array of bird and plant life. There are ruins from when people inhabited the area in the Middle Ages.
And how did I find this out - podding through the night of course - this show was from Clare Balding's "Ramblings" program on BBC's Radio 4. It isn't available for download anymore but I would be happy to send you a copy if you are interested :-)

Photo 1 from Scottish Geology

Photo 2 from geograph


pita-woman said...

I'm w/you, I'd never have imagined dunes in Scotland, or any of G/B for that matter.

Mountaingirl said...

I am so glad you said that - after posting that I was wondering if I was putting my quirkiness a little too far out there lol

kyles said...

how cool...the wind i imagined, the sand not!