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beach day

A couple of photos from our day at the beach before the solstice party.

Kale growing wild on the Baltic Sea beach:

Sorry about the watermark in all of these, I had originally considered posting them on my photo blog, but decided to put them here instead.
There’ll be a video (of course) but it’ll be a while before I get it finished.
In other news, I might have fallen off my horse on Sunday and bruised my tail bone and spent two days on the couch with ice packs. Guess it had to happen after riding the little bugger for five years. Thankfully the icepacks worked a little miracle and I’m already up and not exactly running but working again 🙂
And pining for the beach.


a day at the beach

Because we had last week off and because the weather was gorgeous, my boyfriend and I decided to make a day trip to the sea.
The nearest beach is three hours away in the Netherlands, so we got started early, bringing tea and croissants to have a late breakfast there.

I got pretty crowded by lunch time but a little salty sea air and sand under bare feet and walking around collecting shells is just so good for the soul from time to time.

travel diary: zandvoort

The second day of our little tour was a Saturday and as Amsterdam was bound to be crowded we opted for spending the day at the beach. The beach town of Zandvoort is only 30 minutes from Amsterdam.
We got up early and bought some buns and marmelade and fruit and drove out to Zandvoort to have breakfeast in the dunes.

Afterwards we walked into town and found the prettiest little beach bar to have coffee and just sit for a while and read.

The beach was surprisingly empty, perhaps because the weather was supposed to be cloudy and cool. Instead, by midday the clouds had cleared completely and it was hot enough to swim in the North Sea!

We spent the day relaxing and treated ourselves to dinner at an italian restaurant in the evening (though we did walk around for an hour to find the least pricey one).
More on our last day in Amsterdam soon 🙂