Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 5

Monday was already our last day on Schiermonnikoog. The time had flown by.

We went for a walk after breakfast, but my owner was feeling a bit under the weather, so we made it a very short walk.

We sat next to the fireplace, and read, and drank hot chocolate until it was time to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

I had a wonderful time on our birthday trip!
I hope we'll go again next year.

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 4

When we woke up on Sunday and looked out the window everything was white!

It had snowed during the night. How cool.

We had to go for a long walk in the snow of course.

It was a beautiful, clear day.

Let's see: where shall we go?

We decided to go to the beach again.
This time we went to another part of the beach than on Friday.

And this time we managed to get close to the sea as well.

After some time on the beach we walked back to the village.

We visited our friends again for lunch, and had a great time.

It was late in the afternoon when we left, and the sun was starting to set.

We decided to walk towards one of the harbors.

With the setting sun and the clouds it was beautiful there.

A lone bird.

Finally we went back to the hotel for dinner.
I had ice cream!

Guess what came next:
More reading and relaxing!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 3

On Saturday it was my birthday!
Apart from this wonderful birthday trip my owner and I also got a book, a piggy card, and the new David Bowie CD.
How awesome!

We had a yummy breakfast with croissants, sugar bread and more delicious things.

After a relaxing morning we went for a walk through the small forest on Schiermonnikoog.

Dark clouds were gathering, and we got caught in a hailstorm.

We managed to find our way to the old German bunker and went inside to find cover from the hailstones.

Luckily it didn't take long for the storm to pass.

And the sun was coming out again.

Entering the bunker and climbing on the bunker are at your own risk.

Risk taker that I am, I climbed to the top of the bunker of course.
(There were stairs, so not really dangerous in my opinion.)

We walked towards the beach, but it was really cold and windy there, so we went to the Marlijn instead for a birthday drink!

After our celebratory drink we walked through the forest, back towards the hotel.

At the hotel we found a nice warm spot next to the fireplace.
We relaxed and read until it was time for dinner.

Mustard soup!
My favorite. I wonder if they knew it was my birthday.

Playing around with the candles.

The evening was for more reading and relaxing of course!
What a wonderful birthday.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Birthday Trip to Schiermonnikoog - Day 2

On Friday it was grey outside, but dry, so after breakfast we went for another walk.

This time we walked towards the lighthouse and the beach.

I love this lighthouse.
It's very beautiful, I think.

The dark clouds were breaking up a bit.

I can already see the sea.

The sun was starting to break through the clouds.
A beautiful sight.

Almost at the beach!

And there it was.
The beach on Schiermonnikoog is very long in some places, and there's even new dunes forming at one side of the island, while the sea eats up some of the island on the other side. This way the island 'moves'.

More beautiful clouds.

We walked on the beach for a while. There was a cold wind, but I kept my ears warm.

Finally we walked back to our hotel.

I spotted a weird bird statue along the way.

And after such a long walk I deserved another mug of hot chocolate and some amaretto of course!

In the afternoon we visited friends, and we had dinner at the hotel again. We spent the evening reading and relaxing again.
This is the life!