I was a bit lost trying to figure out what to do with Cee’s Challenge this week: 4-Letter Words Starting with ‘D’; then I decided to Google the phrase and lo and behold, a list of almost 300 words appeared. Even then I had trouble finding a suitable word until I spotted the word ‘dune’ near the end of the list!
Aha! so this is a collection of dunes around the world.
On the windswept Traemore Beach in Ireland, we passed windsurfers, and scrambled up dunes to find shipwrecked boats on the other side.Bicycle propped up on the wind fence by the dunes of Noordwijk on the Dutch coast. This sign for creepy crawlers appears to be have been posted to warn about the mobile homes in France that ‘creep’ right up against the Belgian border. (Staatsnatuurreservaat De Westhoek, a dunes & nature reserve near De Panne, Belgium.)
Driftwood house amid the sea grasses on Long Beach on Vancouver Island (Canada).For the ‘Petrified Dunes’ of Arches National Park I made a note: ‘No photos, not that photogenic’. Al found it more photogenic than me and took this shot, so now you know what a petrified dune looks like.Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah gives an idea of what this red sand dune may have looked like before it got petrified.
A camel in the dunes of the Thar desert just outside of Jaisalmer, India.
An old contact sheet showing a few dunes at Nuweiba in the Sinai Desert, which, at the time, was ‘owned’ by Isreal. I was fascinated by these dunes and did sketches and paintings of them.More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 4 Letter Word Starting with D – My choice was DUNE!