Today Marion and I made a nice long trip on our bicycles. Compared with yesterday the weather was very nice, so a good opportunity to get some fresh air. Without an real destination or goad, and without any hurry we started in the direction of the dunes-area. It all became a very trip of close to 34 kilometers.
Just outside of Heemskerk we saw a Frisian Horse. I just love these strong black horses. In the past these horses were used for pulling and for work on the land. Nowadays they are used for horseback riding as well.
Very surprised when suddenly in full speed from behind a shed a young foal appeared. Making weird playful jumps. It looked like that the young animal tried to impress us. Well, it did. We laughed a lot watching all the stunts the foal pulled off.
We continued our trip in the direction of the dune-area, which was from the horses basically crossing one street. The dune-area is beautiful and I always love to be there. The nature is rich and very varied. Many different kind of plants, insects, birds and other animals. Truly an unique part of our country.
Something Marion and I noticed that many people that we met seemed to have a need to talk and keep talking. Maybe scared of silence was what crossed Marion’s mind. Sure Marion and I talked too, but there are also long silences where we enjoy all the beauty around us.
After a while we saw a sign telling us that we just 2 kilometers away from the beach of Heemskerk, we decided to go there. One should never let an opportunity go see the sea. We did sit for some time on the beach, enjoying the great view of the sea. Somehow the sea always clears my mind.
From the beach we went in the direction of Castricum. We saw two bird spot places there. I will soon return there, but with my 300mm lens.
Near Castricum there is a very nice restaurant called “Johanna’s hof”. There we had dinner. Marion had a big pancake with all kind of nuts, raisins and brie. I went for a nice Wiener Snitzel.
After the nice dinner, we went in direction of Castricum. We had planned to go in the direction of home, but as we saw that there was a summer market in Castricum we decided to visit it. Way too busy for my liking, but I managed to get 3 CD’s cheap (Acda en De Munnick, Simple Minds and a collection of romantic music).
From Castricum more or less straight to home. We both were in for a shower. But a very nice spend afternoon!!!!
No comments to this article yet. Press "Continue Reading" to add a comment.