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june 2018- backyard Ter Reede


Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

He is recovering, thank you, but slowly. The problem is there so much wrong with him (esp. his heart and arteries) they can't do any surgery, which is a big complication.

I noticed Ter Reede is full of art, didn't see any vultures however.

I will for sure keep all fingers crossed!!!



Ter Reede is a zoo!




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uilskuiken ;-)



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noticed we have mutual acquaintances? ;-)
Ruben van Maaren + some feathered friends.
met 'your' eagle in 2011.





 



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last week I ran into some tourists in Vlissingen, who told me they had visited a lovely little village, called Veere.
"Veere is a city", I said. "oh no", they exclaimed, "it's wasn't a city! it really was a tiny little village / het was ECHT een heeel klein dorpje!!"








by far the nicest campsite on our island (MO) belongs to Lydia (and her brother Bram). as well as a couple of 'Hansel & Gretel' holiday lets on the property.
nothing fancy, but a lovely place, in particular for children and for all who are fed up with those barren sites in the h☼t burning sun.
located just outside of Veere, across from the Veere forest (and across from the Veere lake).








all that doesn't belong to Vlissingen or Middelburg, belongs to the municipality of Veere. i.e. the main part of this island does.
and therefore the Veere council is omnipotent when it comes to touristic affairs.




Lydia + little guest



the Veere council doesn't like Lydia & Bram, to put it mildly. (and we know precisely why, it's shocking).
some of the DIRT will be revealed tonight on (national) tv.
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and the dog is welcome too




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holiday lettings for rent

   

what astounded me in the television program on july 3rd, is that they immediately came to the point, to the essence of the conflict between the Veere council and Lydia & Bram. and others, since they are by no means the only ones experiencing issues with the council.
many people on Walcheren are deeply religious, mainly in the villages, that are also officially part of the dutch Bible Belt. and therefore the Reformed Party is well presented within the council as well. each meeting begins with prayer. (although the Veere council says the 'ambts'prayer before and after -instead of as part of- every meeting, in order to prevent discussions). so far so good? :-) each to his own, as one would expect? but that isn't exactly the case.
in 2011, there were 23 campsites, 8 'nature' campsites and approx. 170 mini-campsites in the municipality of Veere.
a mini-campsite consists of 15 pitches the most, usually located on a -working- farm.
many mini-campsites -i.e. 56 of them- in the municipality however have 25 pitches. permits were easily granted because they belong to the same church, or at least same denomination, as the council member(s). but others, who haven't embraced a reformed life style, get refusal after refusal, when applying for a permit, based upon the most ridiculous reasons. it goes from being forced to stop work, halfway through a renovation, and not being able to replace toilets to plain pester.
pester is what another campsite owner encounters as well. this campsite offers 'glamping', in 25 luxurious safari tents, placed on elevated wooden platforms. and every winter he has to remove e-ve-ry-thing, up to the pegs in the ground, the concrete stones and all tiles underneath the platforms. or else! (he would face a penalty of ten-thousands of euros, up to 120,000 euros). unlike reformed campsites that can leave everything as it is.

Bram, being a legal advisor, thought all of this was a little unfair and went to court. a gazillion times he went, up to the Council of State. and WON.
since june 7, it's officially illegal to have more than 15 pitches on a mini-campsite in the municipality of Veere.
Veere council announced they won't change a thing, and won't act against the 56 campsites with 15+ pitches. which pissed off the Council of State.
to be continued ...with Veere's appeal? (!)







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coincidence?
in the news yesterday morning:
https://www.pzc.nl/zeeuws-nieuws/boogaard-in-zoutelande-is-de-beste-kustcamping-heel-mooie-verrassing~af506728/
https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/113980/Zeeuwse-camping-tot-beste-van-Nederland-verkozen
campsite Boogaard, (one of the mini-campsites with 25 pitches, in Zoutelande), elected as the best coastal campsite in the country!

and a friend just said (on FB) she planned to visit an exhibition, during their vacation, about the Bible Belt (in Staphorst).
long ago btw, we always went to a certain greengrocer in Vlissingen. the girls working there wore long skirts, since they were not allowed to show their ankles. and because they were so often closed on wednesdays, we learned about every religious holiday there was, many more than 'day of prayer for crops' and -what is actually- thanksgiving, -but is not celebrated by the average dutch(wo)man-. (I like the idea of 'dankdag voor het gewas'/thanksgiving, as gratitude can make a huge difference in one's life? I for one appreciate food even more since I have been working on the -organic- land. -and I do like turkeys. ;-) alive!-).



































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(many horses are allergic to the bites of knutten/midges and -therefore- often wear the strangest clothes)











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Trudy @ a very bad location: camp kitchen!
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(binge posting? )


Canal through Walcheren




































heading towards Vlissingen. 2 more bridges to go.
+ locks in between Vlissingen and sea.






yesterday. waiting for the Souburg bridge again.


 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2019 at 19:04
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


noticed we have mutual acquaintances? ;-)
Ruben van Maaren + some feathered friends.
met 'your' eagle in 2011.





It's a small world! (or there not many of that kind)

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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


a mini-campsite consists of 15 pitches the most, usually located on a -working- farm.
many mini-campsites -i.e. 56 of them- in the municipality however have 25 pitches. permits were easily granted because they belong to the same church, or at least same denomination, as the council member(s). but others, who haven't embraced a reformed life style, get refusal after refusal, when applying for a permit, based upon the most ridiculous reasons. it goes from being forced to stop work, halfway through a renovation, and not being able to replace toilets to plain pester.


That is a campsite we'd love to visit one day!
Your sad story sounds very familiar. Marjo's brother was headmaster of the primary school in Domburg. He was not religious, a member of the PvdA. He clearly didn't belong to the right church and they sacked him on very dubious grounds; he was replaced by someone with the right religion. My brother in law went to court and won (of course; the court was not in the pocket of this religious mafia). They had to pay his salary until he found something new. He took his time and after about 20 years accepted a job as headmaster in Vlissingen. So he got his revenge but unfortunately as your story shows these people will never change.
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20 years?!
luckily, at least it seems to have turned out rather well for him?
(except for perhaps a major 'hangover'? ). not nice! to put it mildly.
I tend to think this partiality is more likely a display of human nature? (mensen? schei uit, houd op!) 'those are strong legs that can carry the wealth'? (dutch proverb). abuse of power + conflicts of interest are everywhere?? in Veere however it seems to be more like a habit than exceptions to the norm? wondering how THEY would define their tasks? always assumed they were elected for the benefit of the entire community? and to represent and protect their own values instead of torpeding the interests of everyone else?
((btw, about that linkie? IMHO this and this is pretty funny too? "clean up this mess, were you born in a barn?" )).   

also the winner of the coastal campsite election had some remarks about Veere politicians, even though they had given him a permit for 25 pitches. and there are 'interesting' remarks underneath the other linked stories as well. (video of the tv program is finally available btw).
got these stories firsthand (since Lydia happens to be my neighbour's best friend).

trying not to judge? most of the time that is. witnessed people leaving reformed animals somewhere with strict instructions NOT TO FEED THEM ON SUNDAY. (long story).
and 2, 3 years ago a 2 year-old died in the village of Ritthem. he lived on a farm and his mother took him outside to see the calves.
while his father was at the courtyard on a heavy machine. boy escaped his mother's attention and his father accidently ran him over. he killed his son, who died instantly. devastating! my heart went out to them, so I asked M., who was acquainted with these people, if they were religious. (thinking that could 'help somewhat' in terms of 'will of God' and all?). "ha!", M. said, "I know about that church of them. I wouldn't be surprised if people told them it was the punishment of God! that wouldn't be the first time!!"






















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riddle?
does anyone know where -in Vlissingen- this is?



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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


riddle?
does anyone know where -in Vlissingen- this is?




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beautiful!
het lijkt de Leeuwentrap wel?
i.e. what they placed in front of it to prevent car drivers from taking the shortcut?

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(you were supposed to say Jacobskerk. ;-) or never walked around it?).
riddle #2 is for Peter. got him something.
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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

beautiful!
het lijkt de Leeuwentrap wel?
i.e. what they placed in front of it to prevent car drivers from taking the shortcut?


Yes!

I always thought it was some kind of windscreen but whatever its function I rather like it, but I'm never wholly satisfied with my captures of it.

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


(you were supposed to say Jacobskerk. ;-) or never walked around it?).
riddle #2 is for Peter. got him something.


No, never did. For some reason I always seem to miss (or maybe NOT miss :-)) that church when we're in Vlissingen. Thanks for reminding me!
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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


I tend to think this partiality is more likely a display of human nature?


You are too kind Ine. The SGP is a nasty bunch with unsavoury sympathies.
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