Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf September 27, 2018 This summer I stayed in the Netherlands: I worked a lot, but since we had a warm summer I also spent a lot of time on, in and under water. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to long hikes with my dogs and to water activities:
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Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands August 31, 2018 In a previous blog I wrote about my quest to catch the Dutch ‘Big Five’ on photo. The Netherlands have also a ‘Little Five’, the hedgehog, the rabbit, the squirrel, the frog and the mouse. It is great to go out
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Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’ July 25, 2018 On safari in Africa you would prefer to see all large wild animals up close. The five largest animals, the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino are called the ‘Big Five’. Of course these animals do not occur in the Netherlands in the
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Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands June 22, 2018 The Millingerwaard is a Dutch nature reserve located in the Gelderse Poort, the river area of ​​the Rhine and the Waal east of the line Nijmegen-Zevenaar. The Millingerwaard was created during the last ice age, about 21,000 years ago, when the Rhine broke through
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Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland April 13, 2018 The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul For me Wyland’s sentences are a perfect capture of my time at the beach. I was so fortunate to spend this weekend at the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland. Vlieland is my refuge
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Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling March 4, 2018 Terschelling is the third Dutch Wadden Island. North of the island lies the North Sea, on the south side is the Wadden Sea. With 40 kilometers of beach and 70 kilometers of cycle paths, I planned to explore the island in a week. But nature
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Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands February 2, 2018 The Spanderswoud is a forest area of approximately 213 hectares west of the road between Bussum and Hilversum in the center of the Netherlands. It’s an oasis of rest and peace in the busy heart of Holland. The forest has a small heathland in the
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Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest January 19, 2018 I wrote about Lage Vuursche forest before in my blog ‘My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands’. As I wrote then: Lage Vuursche is my secret forest. It’s located in one of the most busy spots of the Netherlands and yet the forest is wonderfully
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Island rhythm:  wadden island Vlieland, a photo diary

Island rhythm: wadden island Vlieland, a photo diary

Island rhythm:  wadden island Vlieland, a photo diary June 1, 2017 Finally I’m back! Vlieland, my refuge in a hectic life. Everything about a visit to this wadden island radiates peace. The trip with the ferry gives me the feeling that I’m leaving the world behind. It’s easy to leave all worries, noise and chaos
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My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands

My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands

My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands May 11, 2017 I love nothing more than strolling in nature with my dogs and my camera. Hikingtime is time to think and time to breath. Many writers and big thinkers emphasized the importance of walking. Walking leads to better writing. Walking turns off all the little
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