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RV Day 3

3 April 2015

Today we went to see the Great Sand Dunes. We would have splashed in Medano Creek but it was freezing cold. There was some ice and snow in the creek which runs from snow melting on the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The creek usually only flows in spring (so we were lucky because spring had just started) and you can see surge flow which is when a small temporary dam upstream collapses and send down a wave of water (it looks like a wave in the ocean). The dunes were pretty to see. The dunes had different colours and different shapes and Mum said they change with the seasons. Some of the dunes were big and some were smaller and they looked like waves. The dunes are unusual and interesting because they are in stark contrast to the snow capped mountains you can see immediately behind them. Even though the RV park we are staying in is a bit away from the sand dunes, we can still see them from where our RV is parked and the morning sun lights the sand dunes up and makes them look spectacular.

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