Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Dutch Seaside

photo Britta


This is a picture I took in Noordwijk (as Guusje in the recent post so quickly discovered).

Beautiful weather (changing now):

photo Britta

sea and dunes - 

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... and not too many people on the beach - (the cruisers you see at the horizon have to rest).

 One can dream a bit and look into an almost aircraft-free sky.

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photo Britta 






17 comments:

  1. I have been there. The 2nd photo shows the Dutch equivalent of the Alps, I seem to remember. I stood up there, looking out at the sea, gasping for breath in the high altitude, then descended for a beer and krabben.

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    1. I agree, that is why I wear the red helmet that you see in the last post about bicycling also when climbing up the dunes. Safety first! Be alert!

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  2. Yes I recognized Noordwijk straightaway. The yellow and green bin, that must be Noordwijk, no doubt about it. I live 75 km more up north (near the coast) but of course I know my country. Glad to hear you are having a good time. Veel plezier nog en voorzichtig op de fiets.

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    1. So you have the pleasure to see the sea so often - enviable! Yesterday I took photos of a stormy sky - Dutch clouds are so impressive!

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  3. Beautiful pictures, and I'm sure all is well with your mandevilla.

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    1. Well, soon I will see them. The roses that live for years in the relatively small pots hopefully come through...

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  4. It is so peaceful to look at. Sitting and thinking of nothing in such a beautiful place seems idyllic.

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    1. Thank you, Emma. To look at the sea and dream is wonderful, and I especially enjoy the smell of the deep-pink rosa Gallic.

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  5. Dear Britta - I am longing to be beside the sea again - viewing the wide horizon and dreaming of what lies beyond. That day will come again, but when, that is the question?

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    1. Dear Rosemary, I shared the same feeling: coming from Berlin - which I love, but I feel very "walled in" at the moment, I was so happy to be able to look that far to the horizon, to see beautiful clouds and smell the salty wind. I hope you will be able soon to enjoy that too!

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  6. The sand looks like our sand on the other side of the North Sea and the skies look like our skies, Britta.

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    1. As you know, Rachel, I am an ardent fan of England - I miss your beautiful country with the impressing cliffs and the even rougher sea so much, and also the friendly and witty people there. I thought I could come this year to GB - now we have to wait.

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  7. Noordwijk is similar to Great Yarmouth as far as the sea and sand is concerned. West Norfolk beaches are different from Dutch beaches to my opinion.
    I came to England for the first time in 1968 and from 1971 I have been there every year, sometimes a couple of times a year and sometimes for longer periods. I just can't believe that I won't be going there this year.

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    1. Wow, then you have been there a lot, Guusje. I started too very early, and the last years I always spent a month in different English or Scottish places, but yours is a record!
      I also think that this year is a non-English-holiday time, so sorry.

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    2. Yes, exactly so Guusje. Thank you for explaining to Britta for me!

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  8. The beaches look beautiful, but I don't think I'd venture into the sea.

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  9. No, me neither, Cro: it is very cold - and not as harmless as it looks: 5 young experienced surfers drowned a few weeks ago during a storm.
    Normally the sea is smooth, not so high waves as at Sylt.

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