Landscape & Wildlife

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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Otterly adorable!

Otters are the happiest creatures I know. We have already seen 4 otters during the trip so far. It is so much fun to see their cute faces and very distinctive way of diving down to find food. It is like they take a deep breath and then dive down with an arched back, their…

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