Monday, February 6, 2017

Schiermonnikoog - part one of four

In January I went on vacation to the smallest inhabited Dutch Wadden Island, Schiermonnikoog. 

I had a wonderful time. Even more so because there was a lot of winter to be had and I love me some winter!

As always I took a lot of pictures and this four part series is a photographic impression of a beautiful island that is almost as close to my heart as my own. 

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions about them or the island itself, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Hope you enjoy!























8 comments:

  1. O dis pragtig, Caatje!

    Ek is bly dat jy terug op die lug is :-)

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    1. Dank je wel Mari, het is ook fijn weer terug te zijn. :-)

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  2. I see beauty everywhere in these photos! You mentioned that it's your winter and I'm wondering, do you get much snow there? It's our winter season here in the US and I live in Pennsylvania [the north east part of the country] and here, we get tons of snow [too much for me, actually. lol] We usually get around 100 inches of snow a year and sometimes quite a bit more than that.

    As always with your lovely pictures ... keep sharing friend 'cuz we sure enjoy them!

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    1. The Netherlands have a relatively mild climate, because of the North Sea influence. This is even more true for the islands, because they are completely surrounded by seawater. Because of this, in general the island is about five degrees celcius warmer in winter and cooler in summer than the main land.

      This winter has been reasonably cold on the main land (relatively speaking of course), but not really cold enough for it to be very cold on the islands. There was a bit of frost (in fact we are having some right now), but that's about it. On the main land there was a lot of frost and some snow. The amount doesn't even compare to the amounts you are mentioning, a few inches at most. Snow on the island is very rare and this year so far we haven't had any. On my vacation week there was some frost and it was quite cold, but nothing spectacular. Still, I'll take all the winter I can get. ;-)

      Every five to ten years the winter is harsher and if it stays harsh for a few weeks then the Wadden Sea can actually freeze, which is quite cool. The last time this happened was about five years ago and I hope to see it again some day.

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    2. I'd sure be happy to share this winter weather with you! Today it was snowing so hard it looked like a blizzard out, I could barely see down the block. [I'm ready for spring to get here. lol]

      Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me about your climate ... I find it and the photos, fascinating. :)

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  3. Oops, forgot to click the notify me button for follow up comments. lol

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  4. Knappe fotoreportage van een zo te zien prachtig eiland , fijn dat je dat weeral met ons wil delen .

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    1. Alle eilanden zijn zo mooi, ik krijg er nooit genoeg van. :-)

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