Tag Archive for Wadden Sea

Sealed with a kiss

Seal

Sealed with a kiss, originally uploaded by gwendolen. Just as we were about to depart from Vlieland, this seal popped up to wave us goodbye. Common seals were almost wiped out in the sixties, but they are doing remarkably well in the Wadden Sea nowadays. It’s always wonderful to see them up close. Like humans,…

Stuck in a soft place

Stuck in a soft place, originally uploaded by gwendolen. Mudflat hiking is popular in the Wadden Sea, which stretches from the Netherlands, northwest Germany to Denmark. People walk and wade on the mudflats during low tide. In the Netherlands, mudflat hikers can walk from the mainland to Terschelling, Ameland, Engelsmanplaat, Schiermonnikoog, Simonszand and Rottumeroog. In…

Skydiving

Black-headed gulls against a Wadden Sea skyline. The Wadden Sea is now a world heritage site. Have a look at the brand new worldheritage-waddensea website. Please take a few minutes to watch the video, it will show your how beautiful this area is. It’s a pity the Danes didn’t join the nomination. The Wadden Sea…

Spoonies

After we recovered from watching the herring gull eating the cutest overload ever, we staggered on. After about a kilometer or two, we saw a pair of spoonbills. Much to our delight I should add. Spoonbills breed on all the Dutch Wadden Islands. The island of Texel even has three colonies. And a webcam! But…

View to a kill | BPW #39

After having a Sunday lunch at the Posthuys on Vlieland, we decided to start walking back to the village. The bus wasn’t due for another hour and a half and it’s only about 8 kilometres. It was low tide, so we were able to walk on the Wadden dike without disturbing the Common Eiders. The…