Friday, March 23, 2018

Sea of Ice

I am a great lover of winter, but I live in a place where the winters are mostly mild with an exception here and there. A few weeks ago we had such an exception when the temperatures were extremely low and the wind was an ice cold torture from the east. I loved it!

What's more: the Wadden Sea started to freeze. The water there is pretty shallow so it freezes more easily than the North Sea on the other side of the island. It gave some spectacular views that I'd like to share with you today.













These pictures were taken on the day the thaw set in. That means that all the ice started to move. It was a beautiful sight to behold, so I took a little video for you as well. Do put on the sound, because not only can you hear the birds telling us spring is on the way, you can also hear the ice move!



As I am writing this post we are several weeks ahead and all the ice is gone again. This freezing sea water happens maybe once every five to six years, so it may be a while yet before it happens again. I'm gad I got to enjoy it though.

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!

PS For those of you who receive my posts by e-mail: you have to go to the blog to be able to see the video. 

10 comments:

  1. ooohhh I love it! I already love the winter...I love grey skies and I love the snow. I love the water...so your video has everything! thanks!

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  2. WOW!!! What amazing photos and video - incredible. Thank you SO MUCH, Caatje - what a wonderful thing to share.

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    1. It was an amazing thing to experience such winter beauty.

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  3. Like to see what is happening in other parts of the world. Really enjoyed the video and photos.
    Thanks,
    Barb
    USA

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    1. Thank you Barb, I love showing the area I live in.

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  4. I'm glad you got to see and to enjoy it. Unfortunately where I live at, we have a very long winter with tons of snow and ice and now. And now? I am so ready for spring to get here! lol

    I love your pics - you are a far better photographer than I am. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hope you get your spring soon Debi, over here the signs are everywhere!

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  5. Gewoonweg PRACHTIG , wat een geweldige ervaring het ziet er uit alsof je op de Noordpool woont , haha. Echt heel mooi alhoewel ik ook wel echt uitzie naar de lente .

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    1. Van mij mag het (bijna) altijd winter zijn, ik vind het heerlijk!

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