Most of the mainland, however, is a peninsula of mountains, the highest being Olympus.
At this point a spit of land breaks away from the mainland to become the needle-like peninsula of Baja California.
When we set off, the water was too rough for us to cross to the peninsula on the other side.
The most westerly point on the British mainland, the peninsula could not be further from China.
Outdoor activities may be limited, though, as there isn't a single river in the entire peninsula .
In mid-winter, the warm water around the Southwest peninsula seems to give them most lightning.
Just before we descend to the car park, I look out at the bay and a long peninsula of land pointing towards the East.
As a result of their dependence on thermal updrafts, most hawks tend to follow geographic features, such as mountain ridges and peninsulas , and become concentrated along these geographic features during the fall and spring migrations.
At river crossings, lakes, or narrow peninsulas , trails converge and funnel towards and away from caribou calving grounds and summer range.
These data are interpreted to indicate a range of habitats from full freshwater, presumably peninsular rivers and springs, to full marine waters.