la grande dune du pyla

the first trip i made from bordeaux was to arcachon, along the southwest coast of france, to the dune du pyla, which, at a height of 107 meters above sea level, is the largest dune in europe. once i had climbed up the stairs on the eastern side of the dune, i couldn't believe how large the dune was. it's like a strip of desert trapped between a dense green forest and the atlantic ocean. it wasn't until i saw that i was on the other side of the atlantic that i realized how far from home i was.