Landscape & Wildlife

The mysterious secret of Eynhallow.

Eynhallow monestery in the morning light

Blue men hold guard over the little island of Eynhallow. For 6 hours they wave their arms eastwards and 6 hours westwards, creating big standing white crested waves in the water. With their long groping arms they grab everything that tries to get to the island.But there is a moment in the turning of the…

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Seal choir

Seals on a rock

WowowowowoNow, repeat after me…Wowowowowo, more like a howling dog but not that loud. Just a bit softer, wowowowo.Now, let’s make it more playful. You do the wowowo-part and I will do only two but make it a prolonged wooooooooo. This can either be sung high or low, whatever you feel like.So, together now….. Is there…

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Another high

This weekend we enjoyed and other high water. This time on the river Waal, the largest distributary branch of the Rhine. First by bicycle, which was fun. The birds are making the most out of it. The dykes are littered with walnuts at the moment. The crowd scoured a flood line where all the notes…

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High water at home

Kayaking in Meinderswijk, Arnhem. With High water in the floodplain

This week, in the Rhine close to home, water did rise to 12.40m NAP (approx. sea level). To give you a reference to my floor in the living room is at 10.60m NAP. Don’t worry, we are still dry behind the dykes This water level, which is a once in every five-year event, only flows…

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No brains, only beauty

The fact that jellyfish have survived for 650 million years despite not having brains is great news for stupid people. Fascinating, ghostlike creatures hanging suspended in the water. Propelling forwards by expanding and contracting of the umbrella-like hood of their boneless bodies. Mesmerising in colour and translucent ness. Actually, the entire body is water, 97…

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