5 places in the world that the tides are changing beyond recognitionPictolic
On Earth a lot of water: almost 80 percent of the planet's surface occupied her. And that's a lot. And all this water is constantly moving, whence flows and where it flows. With a large supply of water is located in seas and oceans, which are also not know peace. We are not talking about waves or storms. We're talking about the tides, when enormous volumes of water lapping against the shore and coming back after some time.
Changes as a result of the tides of the imagination. Some places on our planet are changing beyond recognition. They disappear with the tide and appear again, once the water will recede from the shore. We're not talking about the wild parts of the world and populous countries. Natural phenomenon has become familiar to the local population. But tourists are always happy, marveling at the changes taking place in the landscape.
We offer you mind-travel to five places of our planet, made famous by tides. It is here that the element of water changes the local landscape beyond recognition. Somewhere in the receding water opens the way to the ancient castles and the distant Islands. In other places she kindly invites you to a sandy beach. Hapless travelers don't forget about the upcoming tide, to not have to change cars on the boat.
There is in France a small island-fortress that is absolutely impenetrable with each tide. Humans have occupied the rocky island in 709, the year. Now the castle is constantly inhabited by a few dozen residents. Natural-historic complex is the most famous tourist site.
Unique for Europe, the tides, the picturesque Abbey and a huge number of architectural monuments which annually attract about two million tourists. At high tide the island is accessible only by water. But with low tide it can be reached by car via a paved road. Most importantly, do not leave your car too close to the fortress. There are cases, when the tide was out at sea cars careless tourists.
In the insular state, which consists of 7107 Islands, every plot of land is like gold. When I decided to build up a sand bar that made the right choice in favor of building houses on stilts. Later, the officials came to their senses, but it was too late. Twice a day with the arrival of high tide, houses are cut off from the nearest island. In order to remove the buildings was not possible due to frequent tides.
Enterprising Filipinos are not confused and decided to take an unusual house tour. Holiday homes in the middle of water is very popular among lovers of exotic and worth a lot. Truth to walk the land happens only at low tide or getting the boat to the nearest Islands, which suits the tired business life businessmen.
Unique road, is located in the vendée region was first indicated on a map of France in 1701. A century later in 1840, its paved with cobble-stones, to move around on carts or on horseback. Unusual route connects the small island of Noirmoutier with the mainland. The main feature of the road that it runs along the bottom of the Gulf of Burnie and is accessible only during low tide. The rest of the time it is hidden on a four-meter depth.
Road length in four and a half kilometers is considered very risky. Roadsides are full of signs with the schedule of the tides and urge drivers to wait out the danger on the mainland. The fact that at high tide the water is rising very rapidly. Why every year many drivers fall into the trap. Power built for losers lifeguard tower where you can wait for the drop in water level. Machine in any case to save will not work.
Paradoxically, the road almost all the time is under water, but is practically destroyed. With shimmer on the asphalt still has a lot of slippery algae, which drivers are recommended to limit the speed of movement. A unique track was used several times in the route of the famous Tour de France. Today thousands of tourists come every year to France to going under water dear.
In Spanish Praia de Aguas-Santas means "Beach of the Holy waters." But tourists have dubbed the unique attractions of the Beach of cathedrals. Both values are close in meaning and due to the bizarre shape of the cliffs that reveal themselves at low tide. Part of the coast of Spain is heavily influenced by ebbs and flows.
The water formed in the rocks, numerous caves, arches bizarre. Beach finds a stunning appearance, when the sea recedes from the shore. At high tide, visible only by small rocky islets. Divers have managed to take a fancy to this place. They do not need to wait for low tide to enjoy the unique creature of the sea.
British sculptor Jason Taylor Decars graced the Bank of the Thames sculptures of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Feature of the exposition is that the sculptures reflect the change in the water level in the river. Riders are available for viewing during low tide, when the water level is close to the minimum value.
At high tide the water level rises in the Thames, flooding the shore. As a result, the riders are partially under water. Eyes open only the torsos of the riders and horses heads. The impression that the four horsemen sail to the other side of the river.