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I see the sea


A view across the Waddensee (Wadden sea) from near to Hippolytushoef in the direction of Den Helder. The Waddensee is a shallow part of the sea, north of the big Afsluitdijk (Closing dike). It is so shallow that parts of the seabed becomes visible at low tide. Behind the reeds you can already see some little patches of sand as the tide has started to run out (you may first mistake them for swellings of water).



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  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 19 Jul 2017, 00:53
I love the grass fringe on your lovely image, Louis.
Louis: Strange kind of grass, as it actually grows in the sea. But I thought it good to provide a layer in the picture.
The Dutch are never far from water, Louis, as you know, but to see water this big, no matter how shallow, is a real treat (as you also know).
Louis: This particular part of the Waddenzee is referred to as the Amsteldiep. Yes, always close to the sea, but with a flat country like theirs, one can sometimes forget about the closeness of the sea.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Jul 2017, 06:42
This is all very Netherlandish Louis, and very nice too
Louis: Their's is a a country of many facets in such a small area, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2017, 07:28
Ik ben daar ook geweest - dit moet het uitzicht van een eiland zijn? Een heel mooie compositie!
Louis: Geen eiland. Ik stondt tegen de zeekant van een dijk. Vlakbij naar links, is een camping, vaak door duitsers bezocht. Ik weet de naam van de camping niet meer. Dankje, Philine.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Jul 2017, 07:40
J'adore regarder la mer.
Louis: Merci, Martine. Il est tout à fait une belle vue, en effet.
I love to see the sea but live about as far from it as is possible on this little island
Louis: The sea closest to where I live, is about 500 kms away and in Mozambique. A day's outing is not really possible for us as well smile
Lovely layers with plenty to see in each. Very nice.
Louis: Thank you Mary. Definitely worth a stop for a few pictures.
Like Bill we live in central England, a long way from the sea so have to enjoy it from the great pictures people like you post Louis.
Louis: The sea closest to where I live, is about 500 kms away and in Mozambique. A day's outing is not really possible for us as well smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2017, 15:36
And our river cruise left Amsterdam yesterday and we are now in Germany.
Louis: What a world traveler, you are! Just enjoy it, gutteridge.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2017, 17:20
Many times we drove here on our way to Den Helder/Texel.
We always would take the highway from Amsterdam-Hoorn-Den Oever A7 and take a left to Den Helder. I never get tired of these wonderful views!!! Great picture.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. The specific place is not too far from the A7, just behind a dike and near to a camping.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Jul 2017, 06:28
A nice fresh picture with what looks like a light breeze
Louis: There was a light breeze, Lisl, thank you.
wonderful framing and composition Louis....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter
... and it's beautiful!
Louis: Yes, Elizabeth - the sea is always special in some way.

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