Thursday, December 29, 2016

SRI LANKA ~ Sand Dunes - Pooneryn ~

... Great card nr 2 from the series "Unseen Sri Lanka" with matching stamp... this beautiful pearl-shaped island located in the Indian Ocean offers such a high diversity in nature... a view so totally different from the lush green tea plantations that I received recently... Thanks a lot Ravindra!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

Pooneryn is located in the  North Eastern part of the country. These sand dunes can be seen after travelling towards Kawtharimunai from Poonerin in the Poonerin Peninsula.

It is a belt of low sandy terrain which extends from Pooneryn town on the mainland northwestward in the Pooneryn peninsula. As a result of the tidal currents and the small waves and wavelets combined with the dry windy southwest monsoon, this particular feature has been gradually developed. The sand is carried by the winds from southwest towards the lagoon side of the peninsula.


Sand Dunes
(Issued 02-12-2016)

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