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    Posted: 11 August 2019 at 20:28
Today we went to Westkapelle, a small seaside village on the island Walcheren in Zeeland, the Netherlands.

It was reasonably warm but quite windy and mostly overcast, but the sun did some heroic but mostly ineffective efforts to push through the clouds.

Here's some shot I took:

1: Small bay

A7 + MC Rokkor 17/4


2: Deepwater hoisting and cable/pipelaying vessel "Aegir" passing by on its way to Rotterdam

A7ii + FE85/1.8


3: The small bay from the other side (and the Aegir in the background)

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4: Two more ships, passing close to the shore

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5: And my two loyal companions, waiting patiently while I was taking pictures

A7ii + FE85/1.8

In shot #5 the storm that soaked us just before we got back to the car is already looming

TFL and comments welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2019 at 08:56

was Westkappel -of all places- a conscious choice?
(even 5 kilometers farther than Zoutelande -which pres. has the nicest beaches, highest dunes + the rest? ('rest' you won't find there, in summer. ;-)).

shame about the weather! did you say soaked?
(I happened to be at a 9 kilometers distance from you yesterday and seen no more than 5 drops of rain. and maybe 200 more while heading there, but not a single drop left on my scooter on arrival, we didn't get wet at all.   
decided at very last moment not to go to the annual 'Zeeland flight days' at airport Midden-Zeeland, near Arnemuiden, although there were lots of -smaller- planes, quite a number of hot air balloons and much more. and didn't feel like going to the life saving event at the Flushing 'bath beach' -without a 70-400 G lens ;-) -. so went to Dishoek instead).

really like your pics, but that beach looks more like a construction site than a beach (IMHO ). sheer polution, those bins (literally, they'll dump the garbage beside them anyway. ;-) seriously!). the 'boardwalk' planks might be handy, but ruin the 'beachy feel'? (). + another sign on the beach again, really?
(forgive me please??? SO very opinionated when it comes to the destruction of 'our' island but not meant in a critical manner, i.e. never towards you! of course).


LOVE #2 -the ship-, a wonderful pic! (easy to see where it's heading 'here' btw, its core business usually in the middle of the sea).
we see the strangest things passing by, often very interesting? (MO). this particular ship, although relatively new, went through its metamorphosis already.
(to make it suitable for installing windmill foundations).

Heerema (Flushing) is very interesting anyway. (talked with Wout a while back and Heerema happened to be on both of our bucket lists). they had these HUGE jackets standing on their terrain, that were so massive they were visible from afar, even from the city, the canal, the villages. each -of 4- weighing 17,000,000 kilograms. (jacket -at- Heerema -is- photo material? ).

love the last shot as well! (your wife? or daughter? would love to see a portrait of the dog!). (shot the -low- lighthouse too?).
hope y'all had a nice day! despite the weather! (sunny now and no longer that windy, 'of course' :-S).
thanks for taking us along! and hoping you'll show us more?!!


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A pretty beach Pieter and nicely depicted in your images. Those ships look awfully close to the shore! TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2019 at 15:23
Thanks James, yes those ships are so close that you could probably swim to them, not recommended though

Thanks Ine, why Westkapelle? I'd say why not, and secondly my wife spent a few vacations there as a teenager (so a loooooong time ago) so she was wondering how much she still would recognise.
Our "soaking" was only for ~10 minutes just before reaching the car on the dam near the Sherman tank memorial. It was very local I think, when driving back it seemed there was no rain at all even in Westkapelle "center", less than a kilometer away from where we parked. But the rest of the day the weather was really pleasant, despite the overcast sky.

And it's indeed my wife in the last picture, she was very happy you thought it might have been one of our daughters .

The dog is Lexie, a 6 1/2 year old Entlebucher Sennen who had two previous families but where she couldn't stay because of misc. reasons. We adopted her a few month ago and she's finally settling in a bit and starting to trust us. Poor soul, hope we can give her a stable environment and good rest of her life.

Here's two portraits I took of her yesterday (and if you look close they're also a selfies )

1: Lexie



2: Lexie, when a gust of wind blew her ear up, which I thought looked funny



3: And a last one from the beach (again with my companions in the background)


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We were just one island up at Westenschouwen just under Burgh Haamstede We were lucky to have the caravan-tent and all stuff dry down and packed before the rain started.
Lexie is a lovely dog.. I hope she can leave all of her previous trouble behind and enjoy life with you and your wife.
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have been thinking about venting frustrations, blasting, that I should put a lid on it! sorry?
(usually not critical at all. only a few things I'm opinionated about, and what's becoming of our island is one of them.
pitfall is (not) to take things personally. don't believe in being embarrased about- or ashamed of anything, but myself (!),
but noticed a tendency to almost apoligize for what has become of this place I call home. must be frustrations building up and escalating?
we -not just me- feel so strongly about it, as we (used to) love this place).

of course I love Westkappel too, our most western part. the dike, road from Domburg to Zoutelande -or vise versa?-, overlooking an often rough North sea, even the 'dutch' fries parlor and every Walcheren kid must have been on top of the tank.
it even has a couple of events and 3 very interesting stores! one of them, the pet-/garden-/wooden shoes-/ice cream- and whatever shop has been our rabbit food supplier for a long time, because they were able to order what we needed.
(on the way back, used to drive through 'the inland', road beside the lighthouse, through places like 'Sint Jan in de Heer'-or what it's called, lovely). Westkapelle has quite a history (been through a lot!), has always been a rather closed community, therefore even has its own dialect.
just would never consider it a 'destination'? ;-)


your wife! (how nice to make your acquaintance! ). from a distance? ;-) but she has a youthful appearance!
and how nice to 'meet' Lexie too! she looks adorable! (like her name!). I'm so happy for her now she has found her Home!

holidays... and did she??? recognise it?
(there used to be a great playground beside the dike and lots of trampolines! but vented something about the 'results' of muddy Noordervroon before).
she must be familiar with Domburg, Zoutelande too then.

weather? we were so lucky, Pieter! (and Jet!). yesterday started out sunny (helped M. to push a car into his workshop and almost burned my hands on the hood, meaning: seriously sunny!). but then the sky turned dark -gorgeously- blue. around 1 pm we had an impressive thunder/lightning show and then the 'locks' opened, raining cats/dogs (+ the entire animal kingdom), followed by an incredible amount of hail! na mij de zondvloed/apres nous le déluge!

but you missed a PIC!
(among more exciting stuff? ;-)
https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/114585/Kinderwagen-vliegt-in-brand-door-op-het-strand-geraapte-stenen-met-fosfor
(tourists had collected stones on the beach (in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen), put them underneath their pram, and they spontaneously caught fire.
turned out phosphor from WWI ammunition had leaked onto them).
and heard about our Pietermannen? ;-)
http://www.iws.ie/beach/venomous-weever-fish.2447.html
in serious numbers now!).
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 07:57
Thanks, great background Ine. If you look at the last image from the first series I got the cloud, but I missed the elephant trunk hanging underneath . It's indeed the exact spot where we walked, from the dike on the far west side (the most western spot of Walcheren, at vuurtoren Noorderhoofd) until just beyond Strandpaviljoen "De Branding" on the west side of Zoutelande. If we'd have known you were in Dishoek we could have met somewhere, had a coffee and you could have met my wife and our dog in person. Next time we're going to the area I'll let you know and we can set up a super-mini-meet
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TY! the trunk was yesterday! but, given the time it appeared, you probably would have 'drowned' by then.
and indeed, saw where you were.

TY, love the idea, very tempting! and would consider it a privilege to meet your family! no intention to rob your precious time (flies!) though or interrupt nice outings!
but never say ..... ?


my 2 cents? when after nice pics from that area, I'm still after hang gliding pics (a red one pls?). the hang gliders are often jumping off the highest dune (@ Zoutelande, about 54 meters fromtopofmyhead high, long walk. nice though, great views, bunkers along the way), but never advertize when. heard 1 of the pavillions in the vicinity seems to have a webcam, displaying all activities.
and I try to get a copy of de Badkoerier every month, from VVV, Vlissingen or bookstore de Drvkkerij, Middelburg. for free, there are dutch and german versions. most Walcheren/Beveland events are listed (but not the Veere touristic markets for instance). available online as well?
and (as in: brilliant? ;-))... still after a pic like this.
(don't know if you recognise it, but it's Vlissingen in the BG. sandbank is called the Hooge Platen). perhaps with a longer lens for a larger BG? 3+ years ago I went on a 'seal safari' there, low tide, great light, but very tricky in terms of FLs + a moving boat. now W. (you 'know' him) seems to have an entire fleet of small boats at his disposal, he's able to arrange things. and these people are allowed to go ashore. on the sandbank. (also tricky- need to be so protective of gear, sea water is a killer). ? :D
and to complete my b.list- at the other side of this Island: de Haringvreter is an island in front of Veere.
really close by. still plans to take a pic of the deer with Veere in the BG. Veere is still a beautiful little city.
mentioned before that all of our friends with sailing yachts are either dead or out of sight. but didn't think of M. stuff, a small yacht and several boats. :D
(a friend went to the Haringvreter, about 2 years ago. someone, she was not acquainted with, brought them there on their yacht and charged E20 p.p. per crossing! tss).
just my 1 cent for options?

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Well, I don't have a boat, but maybe we can ask Stormvogel (Willem de Waardt) when he's in the area. He's retired now and constantly making tours on his yacht through the Netherlands. But somehow he lost the photography mojo, since we don't see him on the forum anymore.

And the only "trunk" I saw on sunday was this one


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(think I'll skip that trunk? ;-))
partly meant as suggestions, partly as possible invites?
depending on other people of course, since these are not my boats either.
pretty sure though I could use M.'s boats. concerning the Haringvreter, the sailing yacht is parked in the middle of Veere (itself, not Oostwatering marina). and he recently went to Spain to pick up a serious speedboat, but it doesn't run. yet? ;-) -which is ridiculous if you know what he does for a living-.

Stormvogel seems like a pretty good idea! perhaps he'd love to meet up with y'all?
and Zeeland is not the worst idea when it comes to yachting?
(sailing boat or motor boat? sea going?). how neat could that be?!


edit: on 2nd thought- maybe Stormvogel's boat isn't capable to 'run aground', pres. has a keel? while 'W.'s' boats can land on sandbanks, if I understood correctly?
but still- involving Stormvogel would be really neat?


Edited by angora - 13 August 2019 at 13:26
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