Friday, March 28, 2014

Back from Ameland

Hello my blogsy people! After a two week absence I'm back again, yay! I wish I could say I missed you all, but I was too busy relaxing and enjoying myself, haha. Still, it's good to be back.

I had myself a wonderful vacation both weather wise and surroundings wise. It was one of those vacations where time feels endless and everything is relaxing and calm. I feel like I've been away for months.

The island of Ameland was almost surprisingly beautiful. I don't know why I was so surprised, but the thing is that when people talked to me about it, it was usually as if of all the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands it was the least attractive (which is not the same as NOT attractive by the way). Well, I stand corrected, what an amazing place! I absolutely fell in love with it.

The day I went there was a very foggy dreary day and the forecast was that it would be that way all week. I'm not so scared of dreary weather, but I do like it to stay a little dry so I can at least go for long walks, so I was a tad bit worried.

Still, the fog made for some beautiful pictures before I even arrived. 


These were taken in Holwerd, which is the place where the ferry to Ameland leaves.


I wasn't even on the island yet and things were beautiful already.


The forecasters were wrong by the way. It was not very warm, but I got so much sun that I now look like I went to a tropical island instead of the one I did go to. I actually got a little sunburned.

My appartment was very nice as well. It was in an appartment building very near the beach (about a 150 meters walk), which made it really easy to go for a little beach walk at night and watch the sunset, which I did several times.


The place had everything I could possibly need and was very comfortable. Especially that big couch. I wouldn't mind having one of those at home! I sat there a lot.


Of course going to this place I'd never been before I took my camera with me to every place I went and I took hundreds of pictures. So, as you might have expected, I will be giving  little slide show of my favorite images in the coming  three posts. Just think of it as my way of taking you with me.

Hope you will enjoy the trip and for now I wish you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!

8 comments:

  1. Welcome home! I missed you! I've had a crazy couple of weeks and look forward to getting a photographic taste of your time away. That apartment does look comfy. I need a good nap before I do any crafting this weekend, but once I have a bit of a rest, I hope to be up and doing various bits of things. Love the line of posts in the fog... yay, you're back! :)

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    1. Hope you had a wonderful crafte weekend Judith (and got some rest too).

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  2. What a wonderful 2 week vacation you had. The apartment looks cozy and bright. Waiting for you to post pics.
    Barb
    USA

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    1. Well, my vacation was only one week. I was back to work already when I wrote this post. But it certainly was wonderful!

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  3. Yay for a great vacation! Your apartment looks so nice. It makes me want to run through my place and put a bunch of things away. :) Can't wait to see your pics!
    Sheila
    USA

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    1. Ha, I have that same feeling: every time I visit a vacation rental I start wondering about how much I really need and start clearing out stuff. ;-)

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  4. Hello Caatje. Love your pictures, love your art, love your beautiful island home. I so enjoy visiting you here. Oh, and love your sweet kitty too! Thanks for sharing your vacation pictures. They are glorious! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you (and my assistant thanks you too). ;-)

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