Twisted pines

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The tramuntana is a wind from the north, which is strong and cold, and which accelerates as it passes the Pyrenees. This wind which is typical of the Empordà sometimes has gusts that can easily exceed 150 km/h. The constant action of these strong winds makes it hard for the trees to grow vertically in this area and forces them to grow following the direction of the wind, which gives the tops of these trees distinctive shapes and they grow very close to the ground, as in the case of some of the most exposed pines which can be seen right on the coastline.