I’ve become obsessed with sand dunes. They are one of my favourite types of landscape and I find it hard to put into words why. Sand dunes are often in quite hostile environments, being in places that are very hot and offer little or no shade. They are exhausting if you try and climb them and have the power to make you feel so tiny. They create huge ‘mountains’ which is crazy when you think that they are literally just piles and piles of loose sand with no solid centres. Yet they are beautiful and FUN. I collaborated with some other travel bloggers and compiled a collection of different sand dunes around the world!
There’s something about sand dunes that I find incredible. I guess it’s a landscape that isn’t a common one. It’s an environment that’s usually associated with boiling hot desert like conditions that aren’t easily accessible (believe me, I’ve camped in the Sahara Desert during a sand storm!). Thanks to a roadside sign on the I94, advertising ‘dune rides’, I did a bit of research and discovered Silver Lake Sand Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan.
After two long days of travelling across Morocco from Marrakech, we arrived on the edge of the Sahara Desert. My heart sank a little, for the first time since arriving in the country, the clouds started rolling in. I had envisioned riding through the desert on the back on my camel, taking photos of its shadow on the sand and suddenly this all seemed to be crashing down around me. I’d even read about tours that had to be cancelled due to bad weather. I really didn’t want this to happen to me!
After getting a taste for Australia in 2008, I really wanted to go back and road trip the west coast, escape the cities and experience ‘outback’ Australia. Lancelin Sand Dunes were one of my highlights from my 7 day Western Australia road trip. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much WHITE sand in my life! The town of Lancelin is just a short 90 minute drive north of Perth, making it an easy day trip from the city! Continue reading “Exploring Lancelin Sand Dunes Western Australia”