The Moving Island of the Grey Monks (Island Week 3)

It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week. Schiermonnikoog is a small island off the coast of the Netherlands, that only 758 years ago was actually 2 kilometres north of its current location, and a completely different shape to boot! A combination of current, tides and wind have actually moved this island at the astonishing rate of around 2.64 metres per year. The island’s name, “Schiermonnikoog” translates into English as “Island of the grey monks” and was named for the colour of the robes of the Cistercian…

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