Sand Sand Sand Post
The Dune du Pilat is the tallest sand dune in Europe and I climbed to the top and hiked along its ridgeline today. Well, along with a couple hundred other people, but it was still very cool. The Dune is over 100 meters high and contains roughly 60,000,000 cubic meters of sand - and it is moving eastward a couple meters every year. The continual wind is slowly blowing it into the forest which is dieing under the sand. The wind off the ocean makes for refreshing coolness on a hot day and great lift for parasail pilots. The hike was very strenuous in the soft sand but a ton of fun. Check out my current location on the map. Tomorrow, we are back into the mountains foran overnight trek so I may not have coverage to post.
Posted: 15:38 06-23-2017 1329