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(only had an ugly snap, sorry)
new in Flushing are containers with a sign that says: 'doe mee, verlos de zee!'. subtitling? 'join in, free the sea!' is the best I can come up with.
all along the shoreline people are invited to comb the beaches for rubbish, esp. plastics and (parts of) fishing nets or -lines, that can be extremely harmful to birds, fish, seals, dolphins (and the rest of the planet). or to at least dispose their own junk in there.
http://www.verlosdezee.nl/



2 weeks ago a young seal was all over the news here. it had been spotted with a rubber band around it's neck and odds were it would slowly choke to death since it had to grow at least another 80 cm before reaching maturity. unless someone managed to catch it and TG they finally did.
pic 'here' http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-01-26/802618/langzame-verwurging-dreigt-voor-zeehond#.VNsarU10zcs

when Tur & I were still at sea, it was totally normal to throw the trash overboard at open sea.
(although I almost exploded once when someone tossed a battery/accu over the side).
and we know it was quite 'normal' for tankers to 'have to' clean the tanks at sea. very much against the law, but it was either that or loose your job, 'cause the shipping companies otherwise had to hire slop tanks in port. ($$$$$$$$$).
the young generation here doesn't seem familiar with the use of carbage bins, but the majority of the rubbish at our beaches washes ashore.


'EVOLUTION'?



modern plastic nest






@ park Toorenvliet, Middelburg




 



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I like those farm shots and your horses are wonderful. And that Amish connection is very interesting!
Are you still working on the farm angora?
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I love all of these beasties. (crush on that cow above, her name is Dolfinarium -don't ask, not a clou- ), but farm animals and even horses don't seem to be very popular 'here'? (therefore at least a bit hesitant to post).

I'm not a 'hired hand', just helping out and therefore really popular at times or weeks in a row. farm is only 2 minutes from here.
we harvested the last green cabbages in january. (nice swim, up to our ankles in water at times). only the parsnips are still left in the ground now, all according to plan. within the next month Leo has to plow/plough before planting and sowing starts again, but at the moment I wouldn't be surprised to see a fish passing by 'on the land'. the only tractors there are hired with a planting machine behind it (for people to sit in and do the planting) and borrowed from a neighbour to pull the patatoes up. rest is horse powered. n (wo)man power. ;-)
advantage is that when 'normal' farmers are unable to get onto their land with their heavy machinery, the horses can. :-) also the water balance is much better -in summer ;-) -, the machines tend to pack the earth.
horse drawn plows don't turn the field upside down, as 'normal' plows do, so all types of worms and all types of soil stay at the right height. they participated in tests in the past and crop yield was much, much better compared to 'gangbaar'/'normal' non-organic farming.

you would be surprised how 'modern' and convinient those Amish 'horse traction' machines are.


'this' is the Amish throne -as I call it-, the largest plow



behind the out-of-focus fodder beets aka mangels -zeeuws?-



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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2015 at 09:16
Don't be hesitant to post farm animal pics! Have you seen any of Gert's posts?      In fact, there is a Themed View thread dedicated to farm animals here   It's not the busiest thread but farm animals can definitely be part of some fine photos
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2015 at 22:22
    TYSM, Mike!! really appreciate!! did! I too adore that pony-in-the-snow! I know that thread excists, actually posted there a few times. and really like your chicken!! (and that lens *droool* ;-))
    thought I could sneak in a few beasties here too because agriculture/farming is omnipresent on this island. only 'normal people' usually don't get to see much, since most of the action is taking place on private land. ;-) THX again!!


    backside



    & details



    almost dusk and the light became 'too beautiful'. that heavy clay looks like quick sand




    when the trees are at their best, it's difficult to see what is lying behind
    but I spy... with my big lens eye



    the church of Oost-Souburg (anno 1250)




    taking their clothes off   
    at the Karolingenburg, Oost-Souburg
    folk costume of Middelburg. with daily apron


     



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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2015 at 01:11
    Talking about horses (and backsides) and clothes:

    Side events of Sail de Ruyter:

    1


    2


    3 Old fashion, new phone






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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2015 at 01:55
    fabulous photography as always...
    (that must be Adrie V.'s obese horsies with the mutilated tails, no doubt, but where did you find those ladies?? )
    that b&w looks so fab, do you use any wizardry while converting, such as Nik silver efex or ??


    since I already posted 'my # 1' -hearhear ;-) - 'Valentine's pic'
    (as L for Love)

    ()

    adding # 9 or so (also shot on Walcheren)



    to wish you & yours all a WONDERFUL VALENTINE'S DAY!!



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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2015 at 17:22
    a few more snaps from Flushing...
    dutch pilot boat again



    october, it looks as if the belgian pilots got themselves new rides...






    too bad, I really liked the old ones



    foreground s*cks, but lovely weather. + ferry

    when Tur & I had visitors from out of town we often took them for a trip on a pilot boat (cuz we knew a lot of pilots and have sailed ourselves). these boats have a lot of power under the hood.
    never a dull moment...






    fun fun ... :-D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTshO2KoZIM


    'the way we look'?



    Roeiershoofd + same boat. nice and slippery out there.
    'best' place to fall into the water, there are vortices there

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2015 at 10:44






    Ritthem. D. in folk costume @ a sjezenrijden (chay/shay/carriage-riding, how would you call the thing??) event. which is 'ringriding', while sitting in an -antique- 'sjees'. traditional costumes are the dress code.
    the Zeeland costume differs on all of the 'islands', even from village to village, (Walcheren here). the old! people, that dress 'on their farmers', as they call it, on a daily base, are almost extinct by now.
    but the bling they wear is hip nowadays.
    these costumes are mostly inherited and often over 100 years old. as is the jewelry. the majority of these people (with 'room for a pony' ;-D) are of 'farmer nobility', as I call it. the richer the farmer, the more gold n the bigger the gadgets were.




    Oostkapelle (aka Ooskappel). Nora + L. in folk costume of Walcheren






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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2015 at 23:04
    Lovely Valentine greetings!

    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    fabulous photography as always...
    (that must be Adrie V.'s obese horsies with the mutilated tails, no doubt, but where did you find those ladies?? )
    that b&w looks so fab, do you use any wizardry while converting, such as Nik silver efex or ??


    Ah, you know the horses even by their backsides!

    Silver Efex is right.

    The ladies were giving a fashion show at the Dokkade; and there were gentlemen too:

    1


    2


    3


    There were ladies watching and phoning too

    4


    All in front of the Machinefabriek

    5


    But Sail de Ruyter is about tall ships of course:

    6 Santa Maria Manuela


    7 Captain (?) and crew


    8




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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2015 at 07:25
    < Lovely Valentine greetings! > TY! :-) -almost fell into the hole in the ice, trying to capture that 'sun' ;-) -
    wonderful pics again!! gentleman pic looks fab, # 3 could be iconic, stellar shot!!




    tower of Beursgebouw, Flushing in the back. dates from 1635, restaurant inside




    shooting from the top of the Kloveniersdoelen, Middelburg



    Kloveniersdoelen -detail-
    headquarters of the 'kloveniers', a bunch of gunmen by trade (as depicted by Rembrandt in 'de Nachtwacht' aka The Night Watch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch
    'kloveniersdoelen' translated here as Musketeers' Meeting Hall
    Amsterdam has it's own Kloveniersdoelen, built around 1639)



    dates from 1607. music library used to be inside. now a grand café and a movie theatre




    birdssssssssssssssssssssssss
    Norma l. and her mommy Irma r.





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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2015 at 09:05
    Sail de Ruyter 2013

    from Russia... with love?



    the Mir (130m/426+ft) on the way back




    the police & their toy









    s/v Kruzenshtern (114m/374ft)




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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2015 at 23:48
    Excellent gull shot again!

    2 more from Sail de Ruyter 2013 (light seems very different from yours; mine were made on Sunday August 25):

    1 Thalassa, full sail


    2 Santa Maria Manuela 'sailing' into the sunset


    Is this Walcheren? Or are we somewhere in the South Seas?
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