This 2011 video is about travelling from Texel island to the Vliehors, the western part of Vlieland island in the Netherlands. First by ship, then by passenger transport truck, the Vliehors Expres; then, back by ship again.
The Vliehors is one of the biggest sand plains in Europe.
After 28 September came 29 September 2015 for us on Vlieland.
In the morning, we went north to the North Sea beach. There is a restaurant there. It attracted this jackdaw.
And this house sparrow.
On the beach, herring gulls.
Close to the beach, four Sandwich terns flying over the North Sea. Probably preparing for autumn migration to Africa.
In the afternoon, we went to the Vliehors, by Vliehors Expres truck.
The tyres of the Vliehors Expres write two-line poems in the sand. Every now and then, a new short poem replaces the previous short poem on the tyres.
The Vliehors Expres was full of people. Including an accordion player. Among the songs he played was The Wild Rover from Ireland. And John Brown’s Body from the USA.
This music video from the USA is called Pete Seeger: John Brown’s Body.
As the Vliehors Expres continued on the beach, herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls. And some great black-backed gulls. And great cormorants.
We reached the Vliehors. And then, its Wadden Sea side, where we stopped.
A young male eider duck swam there.
And minutes later, a harbour seal.
Not far away, the landing for the ship from Texel.
The truck continued to a wooden building, originally built for shipwrecked sailors. However, 1953 was the last time a shipwrecked person used it. It is now a sort of beachcombers‘ open air museum.
Then, we went back to the ‘jackdaw’ restaurant at the north-eastern North Sea beach.
On a jetty, a sanderling between ruddy turnstones.
On another jetty, this great cormorant.