Friday, October 4, 2013

Photography Friday

Time for another peek through my smart phone camera to see the sights I encountered on my walks over the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Mysterious autumn light.

View trough the grass at the North Sea.

Me and my shadow at extremely low tide at the North Sea. The beach was endless (and totally empty!).

Left over water at low tide leaving a beautiful picture.

Forever fascinated by the marks moving water leaves in the sand.

View from the top at Pad van 30, which is about halfway across the island, on a very long walk.

Low tide at the Wadden Sea.

It seems on all sides the low tide was quite extreme.

I like how it shows things that are usually hidden.

Walking on Vuurboetsduin, the highest dune on the island, good exercise on my lunch break.

The lighthouse is on top of that dune.

Close up of the light house.

View from Vuurboetsduin on the north side, in the distance the North Sea.

View from the south side of Vuurboetsduin, with the town and behind it the Wadden Sea.

And that's all I have for you today (well, that and about a hundred more, but let's not go overboard).
Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!


  1. These are beautiful pictures. Vuurboetsduin/Wadden Sea looks a lot like the state of Oregon here in the USA. It is a rough but, beautiful place to live. The summers are not so hot and the winters can be very cold. I really enjoy seeing your pictures. It gives those of us a good visual feeling of the landscape. What is the population of Vuurboetsduin? I am thinking that it is a fishing port?????? TFS!!!!

    1. Vuurboetsduin is not a town, it's just the name of a big dune near the town. The town (the only one on the island) is called Oost-Vlieland. It's not a fishing port. The main source of income here is tourism with attached to it all kinds of retail, restaurants, hotels and rentals. On the island we have about 1150 inhabitants. On the most busy times of the year we can have up to 10000 tourists staying with us. Both winters and summers are usually pretty mild compared to the main land, a bit warmer in winter and a bit cooler in summer. But from time to time the Wadden Sea does freeze over and that's pretty spectacular.

  2. I just love wandering over your island with you. Such spectacular pictures.

  3. Fabulous pictures. You live in such a beautiful place. Wow, that sea really goes out very low. Keep showing us these pictures. I just love them. I sure wish I could visit someday. Have a great weekend. Linda E.

    1. Thank you Linda, I hope you get your wish! :-)

  4. What a wonderful gallery of pictures. I'm familiar with the other side of the North Sea -- the part that is on the northern English coast! so now I see there's another side to it...

    1. I picture the northern english coast as rough and rocky and impressive, but I might be wrong?

  5. You never fail to inspire - what amazing photos of an even more amazing place. Hope I can visit there someday and breathe the good air and see those wonderful sights in person. Thanks for starting my week off right!

    1. Thank you Judith for your kind words!

    2. Fascinated by the marks of moving water ..... Yes Indeed!!!! You've captured some wonderful scenes but those marks ... grabbed me by the eyeballs.


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