Not yet 9 am and I am supposed to vacate the premises but it is pleasant to sit here on a cool morning of a forecasted hot day (30°), hearing dogs barking in the distance. Over a hedge of large shiny green leaves is a broad lawn with a patch of hollyhocks and gladioli in the middle.
(original date of this entry: July 18, 2014)
Spending the morning at Renesse beach. It is very mellow, not crowded. The day is summer hot. Funny, in Austin this would be about normal in July. Here it feels like a blast of tropical heat, and I wonder of the risk of staying out in it.
|Renesse to Westenschouwen|
It wasn't a bad choice to come here today. Renesse beach is a long sweep of fine beige sand, littered with shells. There's a nice breeze. As with the beach in Goeree, the tide is way out and a great shallow pool fills the sand flats. Snowy white gulls poke around in these tidal pools or relax in the patches of damp sand among them. A number of people are wading across to and from the sandbar. Umbrellas down the beach. Later I'll go to Westenschouwen and find my vriend op de fiets there.
|Schouwen coast west of Renesse|
Now the seagulls are gathering on the sandbar and make a high-pitched screeching racket now and then.
|LF-1 near Haamstede|
|Great dunes of Boswachterij Westenschouwen|