Texel, The Netherlands (2019)

Patrick02

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A few weeks ago I visited Texel, a nice island in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It is the largest island in the Wadden Sea.

Our cottage was located near "De Slufter", the only area in the Netherlands where the sea washes in unhindered. At high tide the sea floods the creeks in the area and De Slufter becomes full. The only plants that grow here are ones that can withstand salt water, such as sea lavender and sea aster.

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In the beginning of this year 20 Konik horses were moved from the "Oostvaardersplassen", a nature reserve in the Netherlands, to "De Slufter".

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In the northernmost tip of the island you can find the Eierland Lighthouse. It was first lit in 1864. In 1945 the lighthouse suffered heavy damage. It was repaired by constructing a new wall around the damaged lighthouse. When you visit the lighthouse you can also walk between the old and the new wall and see the damage that was done.

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Sunset taken at the North Sea beach near the lighthouse

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Windmill "Het Noorden" located at the east side of the island near the Wadden Sea. It was build in 1878 and was used to regulated the water level in polder Het Noorden, but now it is not in use anymore.

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myhl

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I had to find my login information so that I could comment, what a beautiful and informative set of photos you have posted.
Thank you
 

Patrick02

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I had to find my login information so that I could comment, what a beautiful and informative set of photos you have posted.
Thank you
Thank you. It was my first visit to Texel and I liked it very much. I tried to compile a set of photos that shows the beauty of the island.
 

Patrick02

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Wow, this post is featured on the frontpage. Thank you!

It reminds me that I should go out more often and enjoy the photographic experience and share the results with you all.
 
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A few weeks ago I visited Texel, a nice island in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It is the largest island in the Wadden Sea.

Our cottage was located near "De Slufter", the only area in the Netherlands where the sea washes in unhindered. At high tide the sea floods the creeks in the area and De Slufter becomes full. The only plants that grow here are ones that can withstand salt water, such as sea lavender and sea aster.

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In the beginning of this year 20 Konik horses were moved from the "Oostvaardersplassen", a nature reserve in the Netherlands, to "De Slufter".

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In the northernmost tip of the island you can find the Eierland Lighthouse. It was first lit in 1864. In 1945 the lighthouse suffered heavy damage. It was repaired by constructing a new wall around the damaged lighthouse. When you visit the lighthouse you can also walk between the old and the new wall and see the damage that was done.

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Sunset taken at the North Sea beach near the lighthouse

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Windmill "Het Noorden" located at the east side of the island near the Wadden Sea. It was build in 1878 and was used to regulated the water level in polder Het Noorden, but now it is not in use anymore.

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These are lovely shots.
 

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