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 in a hectic life. I wrote about this island before: a blog about what to see and do, about seal trips, about sunrises and sunsets and about the island rhythm that comes natural here.

Eventhough this times visit was short, it still was relaxing and peaceful. Going to Vlieland equals my soul coming home. It gives me the same feeling as when I enter the ocean to explore the amazing under water world. Nothing soothes the soul like a walk at the beach. As always I made sure I saw every sunrise and every sunset. I studied the waves, did my 10k runs at the beach, enjoyed watching my dogs having a great time and ofcourse I visited the seals. I came home fully charged and inspired.

Here are a few photos that portray my island time. Each photo comes with one of my favorite beach quotes.


As endless as the ocean. As timeless as the tides.


If you come in search of me. I can be found down by the sea.


As free as the ocean.


Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.


High tides, good vibes.


A sea shell is filled with the sound of crashing waves and it holds the songs that mermaids sing.


Waves are inspiring, not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall, they never fail to rise again. Ralph Waldo Emerson



A smooth sea never made a skilled mermaid.



Live by the currents, plan by the tides, follow the sun.


Memories made at the beach last a lifetime.


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