|UNESCO#1314 - Vlieland Island, Wadden Sea|
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Wadden Sea - NETHERLANDS - UNESCO #1314
Vlieland is one of the West Frisian Islands in the northern coast of the Netherlands, lying in the Wadden Sea (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). To reach the island you must catch the ferry boat in the town of Harlingen, where this postcrosser lives (she loves the island, the place where she spent all her summer holidays when she was a child - I bet the water is super cold, no?). Thank you very much Bertha. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes.