"" Writer's Wanderings: Stunning Coasts

Friday, September 08, 2017

Stunning Coasts

Sometimes I wonder how travel articles come up with their lists. The most recent one I checked out was The 9 Most Jaw Dropping Coastlines. We've been to three on their list: the cliffs of Dover in England, the Queen Charlotte Drive on New Zealand's south island and the 12 Apostles in Victoria, Australia. They are amazing and I'm sure the other six on the list are as well but not on the list were some others we have seen that are amazing as well.

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland are stunning. Windy but stunning. They are located near Liscannor Village in Co. Clare on the west coast. The cliffs are said to be formed from compacted mud, silt and sand that has washed down to the ocean for over 320 million years. Amazing considering the pounding they get from the ocean.

Another fascinating coast is west coast of Italy where Cinque Terre is . The five villages sit on cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Beautiful vistas can be enjoyed from each village and if you are up to it, you can walk a trail that leads you through each one. If not, take the train that stops at each. Whatever you do be sure to enjoy the local pasta.

One of my favorite cruises is to the Norwegian fjords. They are breathtaking. Wonderful cliffs, lush green vegetation, waterfalls. Either entering or exiting the Geiranger Fjord the cruise ship will slowly cruise in or out and you can leisurely enjoy the magnificent coastline.

And then there's the iconic coastline near Cape Town, South Africa, and the fjords of the South Island of New Zealand and. . .Well, I just don't see how you can pick out only nine and I'm sure there are many more that I haven't seen. There are lots of nooks and crannies in this world to be explored and appreciated.

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