Saturday, August 8, 2009

Schiermonnikoog - part 2

Today part 2 of my trip to Schiermonnikoog

After my owner and her OH had a swim and I had my well deserved rest, we walked back to our bikes and on the way we saw these lovely flowers.

A view of the dunes as seen from the beach. From here we went back to the village to get something more to eat and drink. After that it was on to:

The red Lighthouse of Schiermonnikoog!
I can understand why Hammie loves this lighthouse so much as it is very beautiful. (Useless fact: My owner once stitched a lighthouse that looked very much like this one.)

I think the blue sky and the red lighthouse really look amazing together.

The view of the dunes and the sea in the distance when you're standing next to the lighthouse.

And turning the other way I spotted an ice cream cart!
The people who live next to the lighthouse decided that they might as well make some extra money from all those tourists who visit the lighthouse, so they sell ice cream and drinks in front of their house.

One last picture of me and my owner and the lighthouse before we were off to the ice cream cart to get some ice cream.

Next stop was another really beautiful spot: the edge of the forest, where it turns into dunes. Here we had a nice rest and enjoyed the shade after all that sun.

I love trees, they are amazing I think.

There didn't use to be pinetrees on Schiermonnikoog: the pinetrees were planted at the beginning of the last century. I must say I'm glad they planted them.

Don't you agree that a pinecone is just beautiful!

Don't forget to check my blog tomorrow when I will post the third and final part of my trip to Schiermonnikoog!


Hammie en Gea said...

I really am at Schiermonnikoog now! Thank you so much for the lovely pictures, specially the ones of the red lighthouse!!!! I just heard of G. and Harr that we are going to Schiermonnikoog too next week!!!. We will go there as a present for Harr's sister and her husband (ofcourse we'll go together with them otherwise it would be a strange present ;-) ). Is there a place that you would like to see on my blog? Just say so, then we can make a picture for you and your owner too!

Hammie en Gea said...

Do you know that your time zone on your blog is different then the time it is right now??? Or is my watch broken???

Cindy said...

that lighthouse is SO cool...and that is a very cool fact about the pine trees...

can't wait for the third part! :)

The Queen of Clearance said...

looove light houses. You are always around such pretty scenery!

Irish Chicken Soup said...

I totally agree trees and pine cones are amazing and beautiful, respectively, and that light house is lovely.

Hammie en Gea said...

We don't go to Schiermonnikoog ;-( !!!
I'll have to wait a few weeks ;-(!!!
I just heard it...
Little sad now...
I think I'll stay on your blog all day long till we go ;-)

Hammie en Gea said...

Oh, and by the way:
We started to write some English too at our blog, because we have a follower that speaks English! Isn't that COOL???
It's a mouse called Beanie! She has a friend called Traveler who has his own blog too. You can find them in my bloglist!
(Just a little tip to find more little friends)

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks everyone
Egh... I hope you get to go to Schiermonnikoog soon.
And yes: I got my blog time on some American time zone. Must change it to our own time zone one of these days.
And thanks for telling me about those other animals, will check it out!