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Heat waves blurred the dunes around them.
The town stands on a sandy plain, and there are sand dunes within the city limits.
The sun turned the dunes orange red and then quickly sank, leaving them in pre-moon darkness.
There are three natural divisions - foreshore and sand-dunes, inner dunes and the geest grounds, and low fens and clay lands.
His eyes constantly roved over the dunes and his rifle lay across his lap, ready for use.Advertisement
The tower of Notre Dame, dating from 1180, is a landmark across the dunes, and the church behind it, although a shell, merits inspection.
East of the oases of Baharia and Farafra is a very striking line of these sand dunes; rarely more than 3 miles wide, it extends almost continuously from Moghara in the north, passing along the west side of Kharga Oasis to a point near the Nile in the neighborhood of Abu Siinbelhaving thus a length of nearly 550 m.
A sandy beach or desert owes its character to the mobility of its constituent sand-grains, which are readily drifted and piled up in the form of dunes.
This building, erected in the 15th century amid the barren dunes bordering the east shore of the estuary near its mouth, in place of a more ancient oratory, was long buried beneath drifts of sand.
In the depressions of the dunes and on' the geest grounds at their foot, small woods have been planted in places, and in this sheltered strip market-gardening and horticulture are practised.Advertisement
The Y, which was formerly an inlet of the Zuider Zee, was drained, and the North Sea ship canal was formed in its stead (1865-1876), and carried through the dunes to Ymuiden.
Two miles north of this place along the dunes is Zeebrugge, the point at which the new ship-canal from Bruges enters the North Sea.
Besides the dunes the only hilly regions of Holland are the southern half of the province of Limburg, the neighbourhood of Nijmwegen, Reliefand the hills of Utrecht, including the Gooi hills, the Veluwe region in Gelderland, the isolated hills in the middle and levels.
In fact, one quarter of the whole kingdom, consisting of the provinces of North and South Holland, the western portion of Utrecht as far as the Vaart Rhine, Zeeland, except the southern part of ZeelandFlanders, and the north-west part of North Brabant, lies below the Amsterdam zero; and altogether 38% of the country, or all that part lying west of a line drawn through Groningen, Utrecht and Antwerp, lies within one metre above the Amsterdam zero and would be submerged if the sea broke down the barrier of dunes and dikes.
But Holland's chief protection against inundation is its long line of sand dunes, in which only two real breaches have been effected during the centuries of erosion.Advertisement
In other parts of the coast the dunes, though not pierced through, have become so wasted by erosion as to require artificial strengthening.
Owing to the obstruction which they offer to drifting sands, artificial dunes are in course of time formed about them, and in this way they become at once more effective and less costly to maintain.
The firm and regular dunes which now run from Petten to Kallantsoog (formerly an island), and thence northwards to Huisduinen, were thus formed about the Zyper (1617) and Koegras (1610) dikes respectively.
From Huisduinen to Nieuwediep the dunes are replaced by the famous Helder seawall.
The prevalence of south-west winds during nine months of the year and of north-west during three (April - June) has a strong influence on the temperature and rainfall, tides, river mouths and outlets, and also, geologically, on dunes and sand drifts, and on fens and the accumulation of clay on the coast.Advertisement
Roebuck and deer are found in a wild state in Gelderland and Overysel, foxes are plentiful in the dry wooded regions on the borders of the country, and hares and rabbits in the dunes and other sandy stretches.
These are, namely, the heath-lands, pasture-lands, dunes and coasts.
The plant forms of the dunes are stunted and meagre as compared with the same forms elsewhere.
The large ship canals to Rotterdam and Amsterdam, called the New Waterway and the North Sea canal respectively, were constructed in 1866-1872 and 1865-1876 at a cost of 21 and 3 million pounds sterling, the former by widening the channel of the Scheur north of Rozenburg, and cutting across the Hook of Holland, the latter by utilizing the bed of the Y and cutting through the dunes at Ymuiden.
Horticulture and market-gardening are of a high order, and flourish especially on the low fen soil and geest grounds along the foot of the dunes in the provinces of North and South Holland.Advertisement
A desperate combat took place on the dunes between forces of equal strength and valour.
The land forms of a desert are exceedingly characteristic. Surface erosion is chiefly due to rapid changes of temperature through a wide range, and to the action of wind transferring sand and dust, often in the form of "dunes" resembling the waves of the sea.
A great difference, however, is to be remarked between the coasts of the North Sea and those of the Baltic. On the former, where the sea has broken up the ranges of dunes formed in bygone times, and divided them into separate islands, the mainland has to be protected by massive dikes, while the Frisian Islands are being gradually washed away by the waters.
In the northern part of this desert the dunes lie about N.W.-S.E., but farther south incline more towards the meridian, becoming at last very nearly north and south.
It is an arid bank of heathland and dunes, but both Nordby and Sonderho in the south are frequented as seaside resorts.Advertisement
Remains of buildings also exist behind the sand dunes, which possibly mark the line of the channel which separated the island from the mainland, and these may have belonged to the post-station on the Via Severiana.
The North Sea coast (western) and Skagerrack coast (north-western) consist mainly of a sweeping line of dunes with wide lagoons behind them.
P. pinaster, the cluster pine or pinaster, is an important species from its vigorous growth in the sand-drifts of the coast, for the purpose of binding which it has been grown more extensively and successfully than any other tree, especially on the dunes of the Bay of Biscay.
This plan, however, came to nothing; projected risings in England were betrayed, and by the capture of Dunkirk in June 1658, after the battle of the Dunes, by the French and Cromwell's Ironsides, the Spanish cause in Flanders was ruined.
The coast is lined with low dunes or sandhills, in front of which lie the large littoral lakes or lagoons named the Frisches Haff and the Kurisches Haff.Advertisement
Golden Gate Park (about 1014 acres) was a waste of barren sand dunes when acquired by the municipality in 1870, but skilful planting and cultivation have entirely transformed its character.
Dunes or sand-hills, though rare on the protected mainland, occur on Sylt and other islands, while the small flat islands called Halligen are being washed away where not defended by dykes.
Tories were active in New Jersey throughout the struggle; among them were bands known as " Pine Robbers," who hid in the pines or along the dunes by day and made their raids at night.
Thyme and the small white dune-rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia) also grow in the dunes, and wall-pepper (Sedum acre), field fever-wort, reindeer moss, common asparagus, sheep's fescue grass, the pretty Solomon-seal (Polygonatum officinale), and the broadleaved or marsh orchis (Orchis latifolia).
They occur as lines of dunes formed of rounded grains of quartz, and lie in the direction of the prevalent wind, usually being of small breadth as compared with their length; but in certain areas, such as that lying S.W.Advertisement
West of the divide and south of the depression, south-west Michigan is occupied by the valleys of the St Joseph, Kalamazoo and Grand rivers, by the gently rolling uplands that form the parting divides between them, and by sand dunes, which here and there rise to a height of from loo to zoo ft.
The interior is characterized by wooded dunes, covered with pine, fir, birch and oak, with swamps and lakes, and fertile patches between.
In winter the gales often fill the streets to the depth of several feet, with drifts of sand from the surrounding dunes, which, however, are noted in summer for the dry and bracing air.
Here the westerly winds have full play, and the coast is rimmed by a continuous line of dunes, which cut off the two great lagoons of the Frisches Haff and Kurisches Haff by sandspits or Nehrungen.
From Nieuwe Diep to Fort Erfprins on the west side of the town, a distance of about 5 m., stretches the great sea-dike which here takes the place of the dunes.Advertisement
A victory in the Dunes by Turenne, now reinstalled in honor, and above all the conquest of the Flemish seaboard, were the results (June 1658); but when, in order to prevent the emperors intervention in the Netherlands, Mazarin attempted, on the death of Ferdinand III., to wrest the Empire from the Habsburgs, he was foiled by the gold of the Spanish envoy Peflaranda (1657).
In places the desert approaches close to the river on both banks and immense sand dunes fill the horizon.
Save in rare instances, however, they have long ceased to be shifting dunes; for, with the cessation of prairie fires and the increase of settlement, they have become well grassed over and stable; although sand-draws, and even occasional " blow-outs" scooped by the winds in the summits or sides of the hills are still characteristic landmarks.
Other plants, typical of waste ground in general, will also rapidly colonize bare patches on the dunes.
In high summer, the dried lichens and mosses give the dunes a very crunchy texture, which is almost like walking on crisps.Advertisement
Dunes and spinifex grass give way to smooth rock walls that rise suddenly from the red earth.
The moon peeked shyly over the dunes and moved searching fingers of dim light across the dunes.
She watched the dunes anxiously for Bordeaux.
He squinted at the sparkling white dunes.
Cassie followed, eyeing the dunes suspiciously.
Each carrying two canteens, a rifle and a lantern, they started off into the long shadows of the sand dunes.
When the ache had left her legs numb, and her breath was no longer coming in gasps, they started out again - across sand dunes - up and down.
Farther south-east, a line of sand dunes, covering the ruins of ancient villas, marks the coastline of the Roman period.
Tramways connect Alkmaar with Egmond and with the pretty summer resort of Bergen, which lies sheltered by woods and dunes.
Off the west coast, which is very irregular, lie the islands of Riigen, Usedom and Wollin; the coast of Farther Pomerania is smooth in outline and is bordered with dunes, or sandbanks.
The latter is fringed throughout its whole length by a chain of dunes, which rise in places to a height of nearly 200 ft.
The natural division into dunes, geest grounds, and clay and low fen holds for South as well as for North Holland.
At the foot of the dunes are the old towns and villages of Sassenheim, close to which are slight remains of the ancient castle of Teilingen (12th century), in which the countess Jacoba of Bavaria died in 1433.
The chapel of Notre-Dame des Dunes possesses a small image, which is the object of a well-known pilgrimage.
In 1658 Turenne's victory of the Dunes gave it into the hands of the French and it was ceded to England.
On the well-wooded fringe of the dunes on the west side of the island are the two villages of Renesse and Haamstede, the seats in former days of the two powerful lordships of the same name.
Domburg is pleasantly situated at the foot of the dunes on the west side of the island, and in modern times has become a popular but primitive watering-place.
Though perhaps subject to slight changes in the course of years, there is no doubt that these dunes are practically permanent features; the more prominent ones serve as landmarks and have well-known distinctive names.
Operations On Land The contemporary military history of Europe included, first, the war between France and Spain, 1654-59, usually called the Spanish Fronde, of which the most notable incident was the great battle of the Dunes fought on the 14th of June 1658 between the French and English under Turenne and the Spaniards under Conde, in which a contingent of Cromwell's soldiers bore a conspicuous part.
Large areas of moving sands exist near Enotayevsk, where high dunes or barkhans have been formed.
Not far from the Kum-kol lakes there is a drift-sand area, though the dunes are stationary.
The great advance in the interpretation of land forms now makes it possible to introduce as thoroughly explanatory a description of these fertile plains as of forms earlier familiar, such as sand dunes, deltas and sea cliffs.
A wonderful series of these forms occurs in southern Utah, where in passing northward from the Carboniferous platform one ascends in succession the Vermilion Cliffs (Triassic sandstones), the ViThite Cliffs (Jurassic sandstones, of remarkably cross-bedded structure, interpreted the dunes of an ancient desert), and finally the Pink Cliffs (Eocene strata of fluviatile and lacustrine origin) of the high, forested plateaus.
Its coarser phases are closely associated with dunes in many places, and locally the bess makes a considerable part of the dune material.
The dunes form the great natural barrier against the sea behind which the province lies secure.
The coast-line extends in a double curve from south-west to northeast, and is formed by a row of sand dunes, 171 m.
In the north and south, however, this line is broken by the inlets of the sea which form the Frisian and the South Holland and Zeeland islands respectively; but the dunes themselves are found continued along the seaward side of these islands, thus indicating the original continuity of the coast-line.
This alteration of coast-line appears at Loosduinen, where the moor or fenland formerly developed behind the dunes now crops out on the shore amid the sand, being pressed to the compactness of lignite by the weight of the sand drifted over it.
Again, the remains of the Roman camp Brittenburg or Huis to Britten, which originally lay within the dunes and, after being covered by them, emerged again in 1520, were, in 1694, 1600 paces out to sea, opposite Katwijk; while, besides Katwijk itself, several other villages of the west coast, as Domburg, Scheveningen, Egmond, have been removed further inland.
The tendency of the dunes to drift off on the landward side is prevented by the planting of bent-grass (Arundo arenaria), whose long roots serve to bind the sand together.
It must be further remarked that both the " dunepans," or depressions, which are naturally marshy through their defective drainage, and the geest grounds - that is, the grounds along the foot of the downs - have been in various places either planted with wood or turned into arable and pasture land; while the numerous springs at the base of the dunes are of the utmost value to the great cities situated on the marshy soil inland, the example set by Amsterdam in 1853 in supplying itself with this water having been readily followed by Leiden, the Hague, Flushing, &c.
The sand is superb and there are a great number of sand dunes which lend unique charm to the place.
The Annex I habitat types decalcified fixed dunes with Empetrum nigrum and 2150 Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) are similar in composition.
Between the beaches and Lake St. Lucia are some of the world's highest vegetated dunes as well as swamp and sand forest.
To prevent the cliff face collapsing it was necessary to take the power out of the sea and to stabilize the dunes.
Our suite at the Riad Maria looked onto towering dunes of an improbable reddish hue.
Where grass and marsh greet sand and breeze, pause there, stand on windswept dunes and listen.
Uncommon species recorded within the shifting dunes include sea spurge Euphorbia paralias.
The archeologists drive out across the desert, climb an unlikely pass through some mountains and descend toward deep Saharan dunes.
Walks, hiking trails and jeep excursions enable visitors to explore marshes and wetlands, coastal dunes, isolated mountain peaks and Atlantic beaches.
Harlech Castle from the sand dunes How do sand dunes form?
Tides have a vital role to play in the formation of embryo dunes, by depositing tidal litter.
North Northumberland Dunes Northumberland North Northumberland Dunes represents embryonic shifting dunes in northeast England.
Sand dunes provide a coastal protection role by absorbing the impact of wave energy.
Uncommon species recorded within the shifting dunes include sea spurge euphorbia paralias.
The beach of the resort center has very fine golden sand and the dunes and groves make it look quite exotic.
Once a U shaped hole has been formed a fissure is created between two dunes.
Immediately behind the sandy foreshore there is commonly a narrow belt of dunes separating the coastal edge from the interior of the islands.
Damage has already been done to the area as marram grass has had little chance to seed naturally on the dunes.
Higher sea levels could inundate small islands, flood coastal lowlands, and erode sand dunes.
They had machine guns in the sand dunes and 88s on the hills.
The first session saw the squad pound out the miles and burn their thigh muscles on the excruciatingly painful sand dunes.
A mile-long bay of gently shelving fine sand with a backdrop of dunes at Studland.
Harlech Castle from the sand dunes How do sand dunes How do sand dunes form?
New dunes show colonization by sea sandwort, sea couch and marram grass, all of which bind and stabilize the shifting sands.
Bordered by beautiful seashore and protected by a long ribbon of rolling dunes, the Aquitaine coastline unfolds a superb and varied landscape.
There maybe several parallel ridges of old dunes separated by low-lying damp slacks.
In the morning we drove into the dunes to watch the sunrise over Dune 45.
Natterjack toads breed in the fresh water pools in the sand dunes.
Spinifex has long growth which reduces transpiration in strong winds these are the first plants to colonize the sand dunes.
During this time I visited various Gulf states and enjoyed the exhilarating sport of sand skiing down a variety of very large sand dunes!
Plants of physically dry habitats, such as deserts and sand dunes, have frequently long tap-roots which doubtless, in some cases, reach down to a subterranean water supply.
The coast district, composed of sand dunes, is succeeded by a plateau covered in part with sparse vegetation.
The central peninsula contains some marshland and moorland pasture, on which a few thousand sheep graze; but the rest of the island consists merely of dunes or sandhills.
East of the San Andreas Range, in the south central part of New Mexico, lies the basin of the extinct Lake Otero, in which are found the remarkable " white sands," consisting of dunes of almost pure granular gypsum and covering the area of 300 sq.
Where dunes are fairly stable ranker grasses and scrub species might seed in, shading out some of the more interesting low-growing vegetation.
Sandbank Holidays - Hayle - Apartments and bungalows set around a lovely garden, nestled against the sand dunes in a peaceful conservation area.
To reach Whiteford Point you can either walk around the beach at the headland or scamper up the dunes.
Dune scrub A few shrubby species are capable of invading sand dunes to form scrub.
North Northumberland Dunes Northumberland North Northumberland Dunes represents a rare example of well-developed dune slack vegetation on the east coast of England.
Visitors are led along a small brook and stroll through the dunes to discover sea birds, squawking gulls, a seal and penguins.
A long stretch of pure white sand is backed by dunes that provide shelter from the noise of the main road.
The pattern of lakes stretches for 20 kilometers, connected by switchback tracks across the dusty dunes.
Among the sand dunes are small tamarisk trees that manage to flourish despite the harsh environment.
Hayle Cottage - Victorian terraced cottage overlooking the dunes, ideal for a quiet holiday.
During this time I visited various Gulf states and enjoyed the exhilarating sport of sand skiing down a variety of very large sand dunes !
Between the beaches and Lake St Lucia are some of the world 's highest vegetated dunes as well as swamp and sand forest.
Planting of whin bushes on sand dunes at Jubilee Course.
Creeping willow is found on dunes throughout the UK.
Trees also hold agricultural terraces in place on steep slopes, provide windbreaks for crops and maintain sand dunes.
Its dunes, overlooks and woodlands offer some of the best cross-country ski conditions in the Midwest.
Empire Bluffs is a mile and a half advanced trail, which winds along the dunes and offers spectacular views of the Lake Michigan shoreline; Platte Plains is an easy four and a half mile trail that winds around Otter Lake.
The tea length dress is often used for weddings at the beach since walking through sand dunes or dodging surf may ruin a longer dress.
Spend some time camping at the Oregon Dunes.
The 1017-acre site, at the time mostly sand dunes and rocks, was acquired and William Hammond Hall and his Scottish assistant, John McLaren, were appointed to oversee the project.
For summer, the Dunes, a metallic lizard-skin wedge, is the one shoe you need.
Cromwell furnished 6000 men with a fleet to join in the attack upon Spain in Flanders, and obtained as reward Mardyke and Dunkirk, the former being captured and handed over on the 3rd of October 1657, and the latter after the battle of the Dunes on the 4th of June 1658, when Cromwell's Ironsides were once more pitted against English royalists fighting for the Spaniards.
Physically and physiologically dry habitats, with the accompanying plant communities of sand dunes and sandy heaths with little humus in the soil.
In relation to the latter theory, it is pointed out that some markedly calcicole species occur on sand dunes; but this may be due to the lime which is frequently present in dune sand as well as to the physical dryness of the soil.
South of this point the coast curves outwards and is broken by peninsulas and indentations; to the north it is concave and bordered in many places by dunes and lagoons.
They were built up by the gradual accumulation of mud deposits in a shallow bay, separated by dunes from the North Sea.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 70,000-acre national park, which spans the Lake Michigan coastline.
To pass Cook Strait and land in the middle province of South Island is to pass from Portugal to Switzerland, a Switzerland, however, with a seacoast that in the east centre is a dull fringe of monotonous sand dunes or low cliffs.
Arcachon is situated on the southern border of the lagoon of Arcachon at the foot of dunes covered with splendid pine-woods.
Westerland, one of the most frequented sea-bathing places of Germany, lies on the west side of the island, separated from the sea, which is seldom perfectly calm, by a chain of sand dunes, across which board walks lead to the beach.
In many places longitudinal dunes are found exceeding a day's journey in length, the valleys between which take three or four hours to cross; but the most striking feature of the Nafud are the high crescent-shaped sand-hills, known locally as falk or falj, described by Blunt and Huber, who devoted some time to their investigation.