Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Windmill park

Sailing boat in the distance with the windmill park in the background.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Castricum aan Zee

If you look really well you can see the windmill park out in the sea.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cappuccino and apple cake

Our last day on the beach.... enjoying a cappuccino and applecake!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Steps behind the tree, leading over the dunes to the sea....

Bergen aan Zee

Walking down to the beach.
Enjoying the sun.....

Cycling through the dunes

Cycling up and down through the hilly dunes!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cooling down

Ha this guy found a nice place to cool down!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Colours through the trees

Colourful fields filled with tulips as seen through the trees!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rainbow fields

Rainbow fields with a windmill in the background!

Ah what a sight to behold!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pink tulip

A closer look at the pink tulips!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Pink field

This time a field filled with pink tulips with the dunes in the background!

A mighty sight!!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Church in the distance

A church in the distance and in the foreground fields filled with soft coloured flowers.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Blue field

This time we cycled past a field filled with common grape hyacinths!

So beautiful to see so many blue flowers in one field!!

Friday, May 06, 2011

White lighthouse

White lighthouse in Egmond aan Zee.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Beautiful sunset

We were oh so lucky and captured a really beautiful sunset!Goodnight!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Walking down to the beach

Walking down to the beach to try to capture a beautiful sunset!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tulip bike

Noted this nice "tulip" bike near the canal in Alkmaar!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Weigh house

Alkmaar is famous for its cheese market. As a demonstration for tourists the cheese is still being weighed. In this picture you see the weigh house in the distance, this is one of the very few weighing houses still in use and it is a very impressive building as you can see on the picture below.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Near the water

Perfect weather to enjoy a drink near the water in Alkmaar!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dutch landscape

Blossoming trees, little lambs, a river and a windmill in the distance!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Little lambs

Lambs in the green fields!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Sunset the first evening....

Monday, April 25, 2011

A closer look

A closer look at a yellow/reddish coloured tulip! The sun really made them shine!

Colourful fields

WOW all these colourful fields filled with tulips!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter cake

On Easter Sunday we enjoyed healthy Easter cakes with our coffee!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holiday home

We spend a few fabulous days during the long Easter weekend in this little holiday home! The weather was real summer like! Unbelievable for April....... we didn't mind and really enjoyed!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oh so lucky

Every morning I feel oh so lucky after passing through this passage on my way to work. Birds are very busy building their nests and every now and then something "white" drops down! So far it didn't hit me................ but then I do my best to increase my speed when passing through :)!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beautiful garden

On my way to work every morning I pass this beautiful garden.Flowers and blossom everywhere!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Forsythia flowering abundantly!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A tour

Perfect weather for a tour!

(Heh I joined in the fun only at a slower pace and my tour was cycling to and fro :) ) Both sons joined in the real fun.

One became 2nd in his category and the other even won a price in his classification!

Unfortunately also an accident happened during this tour. The guy broke his jaw and had other minor injuries all over. Amazingly his bike didn't show a scratch!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Time for Viola

Time to plant Viola in the pots around the house.