A closer look the locality reveals several interesting details in addition to the overall picture of a simplification and barrier coast. In the south, at Husby Klit (Figure 37-3 and 37-6), there is a stretch of coast without any lagoons. The coast here consists of glacial hills (part of Skovbjerg hill island) covered by wind-blown sand with well-developed sand dunes (described under site 33 – Husby Klitplantage). There is no coastal protection in this area so the coast develops naturally. The coast is being eroded, which is evident in a small cliff profile (site 27 – The Græm Profile). At Nissum Fjord there is a very well-developed barrier coast where spit growth and later isthmus formation have cut-off a large lagoon (site 38 - Nissum Fjord). This stretch of coast has been greatly modified by human activity. For example, the fjord is linked to the sea via a sluice at Thorsminde, and sand dunes on the isthmus have been converted into a continuous ridge of sand that protects the low-lying areas at Nissum Fjord. Between Fjaltring (Figure 37-5) and Ferring the glacial landscape has been eroded to give impressive steep cliffs that culminate at Bovbjerg (site 1 – The Bovbjerg Profile). These glacial uplands comprise one of several high areas along the west coast of Jutland that are separated by low-lying areas of marine foreland. This coastal section has long been subjected to erosion and has therefore been protected by groynes and other structures. The glacial hills disappear north of Ferring and from here to Thyborøn the coastline is essentially a barrier and lagoon coast formed by the development of spits and isthmuses that have cut off the lagoons lake Ferring Sø and Nissum Bredning. This area has been subjected to relative elevation of the land so that there are large areas with marine foreland (site 29 Veserne – Plet - Engbjerg). The coast has been significantly modified by human activity. The most marked interference by man is at Harboøre where the original isthmus, which was breached by a storm in the 1800s, is now kept permanently open by a canal. The entire coast here is dominated by coastal protection structures and has been modified so much that it can be considered to be an “engineered landscape” (Figure 37-4).