But Older Now.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Beautiful pictures, and I'm sure all is well with your mandevilla.
Well, soon I will see them. The roses that live for years in the relatively small pots hopefully come through...
It is so peaceful to look at. Sitting and thinking of nothing in such a beautiful place seems idyllic.
Thank you, Emma. To look at the sea and dream is wonderful, and I especially enjoy the smell of the deep-pink rosa Gallic.
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?
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!
The sand looks like our sand on the other side of the North Sea and the skies look like our skies, Britta.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, exactly so Guusje. Thank you for explaining to Britta for me!
The beaches look beautiful, but I don't think I'd venture into the sea.
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.