Posts tagged “Texel

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I’ve decided a lighthouse with attendant outbuildings meets this blog’s criteria for “village.” 🙂 Texel again, in case you wondered.

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This is De Cocksdorp village as seen from the dike featured in the last post (below).

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This is the dike about which my brother Steve asked me in a recent post. To the right is an inland (country) canal, to the left what I believe can already be called the Wattenmeer or Wadden Sea here, although most folks think of it as being much further east. Texel is the westernmost of the many Frisian islands which collectively – I believe? – form the outer boundary of the Wattenmeer. Correct me in a comment if I’m wrong, someone, please. This dike runs most of the length of the eastern edge of Texel, where natural dunes aren’t as prevalent as they are on the western (much windier!) side. The road – also named Lancasterdijk – runs up nearly to de Cocksdorp, which you’ll see again from this vantage point in our next post :-).

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Lobelia in De Koog 🙂

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Morning at the guesthouse in Oost, on Texel 🙂

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These lovely red poppies have been blooming quite abundantly for many weeks now, and I finally found the opportunity to photograph a few, while visiting Texel recently.

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First of many photos I’ll be showing you from the lovely island of Texel, off the coast of the mainland and the northernmost part of “Noord Holland” aka North Holland.