Sable Island - A Dune Adrift

15 December 2009

Sean Street's latest feature for BBC Radio 4 is "Sable Island - A Dune Adrift". The programme, which is broadcast on Tuesday 15 December at 11.00am, was recorded in Nova Scotia, and tells the story of the extraordinary, legendary sandbar far out into the Atlantic off the eastern coast of Canada. Home to just two people, thousands of grey seals and a herd of ferral horses, Sable holds a grizzly reputation as 'the graveyard of the Atlantic', with more than 350 recorded shipwrecks. It is also a crucial site for monitoring climate change and marine life. 40 kms long and just a mile and a half across at its widest point, Sable Island is truly a place to capture the imagination.