Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scenes from Vlieland - part one: the sea

As promised, starting today, this week I will show you some images from my island that I took during my vacation. It will give you a bit of an idea of where I live and it will give me the opportunity to show off one of the most beautiful places in the world (I'm not biased, of course not!).

Today we will focus on the sea. Vlieland is an island that is situated north of the Netherlands in the Dutch Wadden Sea and as one may expect with any island it is surrounded by water.

The North Sea on the northeast side of the island

The Norh Sea on the north side of the island

The Wadden Sea as seen from the south side of the only town we have.

The North Sea beach on a quiet day at low tide

I love it when the beach is empty and wide!

The beach at the Wadden Sea, in the distance the entrance to the marina.

As you can see the beach was pretty wet when I took these pictures. Those are leftovers from several big storms and extra high tides we had the past weeks. Usually it's a bit more 'dry'. Tomorrow I will show some pictures of the results of high tides and storms.