Finally through with sorting and editing. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Watching the sunrise in the dunes on a September morning is something else.
My friend who bought my old DSLR from me was making a first foray into photography and what better opportunity than this!
After the sun had risen we climbed down to the beach and even met a few early morning people like ourselves who had come to enjoy the crisp, quiet morning. For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise – (Emily Dickinson, I dwell in Possibility)
I think poetry and photography were made for each other.
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.
I’m back home and busy cuddling my cats, editing pictures and planning blog posts.
While I miss the sea air and the beach and the ‘thinking of nothing but what to do and photograph and eat next’, I had these awesome prints waiting for me at home:
I’d bought these and 2 more from trafalgarssquare on Etsy and they arrived while I was away. Aren’t they so cute? Can’t wait to frame them and hang them on my walls!
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Hi everyone! Just a short hello from Ameland, a beautiful little island in the Netherlands, which separates the Wadden Sea from the North Sea.
We (my friend Dana and I) left on Monday at 5am and arrived at the harbour in time to catch the 9.30am ferry. The ferry takes about 30-45mins to Ameland and then another 15min bus ride to the little village where we are staying.
We’ve had lots of sunshine, great food and lots to see so far and are enjoying every minute of our stay!
Here are some impressions of our first day:
The lighthouse, the islands most impressive landmark. We will be trying to get a good night shot of this (Dana brought a tripod, yay).
The beach at low tide (this is the North Sea side. We haven’t yet been to the Wadden Sea on foot but it’s on the agenda today). I have until now resisted the temptation of buying a pair of brighty chequered wellis, though I did splurge on some souvenirs.
I just like the colors in this one. See the amazing blue sky we had the first day!
Say cheese! We visited a cheesemaker and asked if we could see their workrooms. We are here out of season, so there is literally no one on the island except the inhabitants and so they allowed it!
I can’t even begin to describe how delicious these homemade cheeses are! We bought different types and are feasting like kings!
We left the car on the mainland and are getting around on bikes here (everyone in Holland owns a bike). Lots of fun, but we rode around so much that first day that we were really sore and had to take a break from the bikes yesterday. ‘Fietspad’ means bike path and in the background you can see the grass dunes which lie before the sand dunes on the beach.
Enjoying the evening light at the beach.
Sunset at the beach. We had originally planned to photograph until the sun really went down, but with the wind picking up and the sun losing its strength it was just freezing and we had to head home earlier. We’re hoping for another beautiful clear sunset tonight.
Hope you enjoyed these and stay tuned for pictures of quaint dutch houses, fishing boats and seals coming soon!