Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A week on Texel

We were on holiday on the Dutch island of Texel last week (below a visual reminder of location for those who may have missed geography class).


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It was the 4th time we've been to that particular Ferienhaus, and this time we were in the good company of the Seel family. Amelie and Emil are a year older and younger than Liam respectively, and the three of them had a great time together, whizzing about on their Laufräder. Rosalie aged 8 weeks was not quite up for this sort of action, but did her fair share of being cute.

Liam tried his hand at pony riding several times during the week, and absolutely loved it. Here he is with Joep on Monday:


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then Filou on Wednesday (no photographic evidence!), Okkie on Thursday:

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and finally Alfredo on Friday:

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Note: Alfredo made such an impression, that Liam has been calling out his name in his sleep since we got back...

It wasn't all pony riding, we braved the elements every day for a spell at the beach. Some days the weather was kind, and other days, well, it reminded me of all those childhood summers in Ireland :-) Here are myself, Liam and Rosalie enjoying the fine weather, shortly before Liam waded in to his neck in the North Sea:

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Here we are with Seels in a bit of a breeze, trying to explain to the kids that it's okay to have sand blow in your eyes:

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The great thing about the adverse weather was that Liam got to model all of his cool Finkid gear. This range of clothing is designed for a Finnish winter, so was well able to cope with a Dutch summer.

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The weather did improve occasionally, and a bit of paddling in the sea was possible, even for those not as hardy as Liam:

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Liam tried his hand at sand-castle balancing:

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The dogs were also with us of course, Elektra carried her frisbee everywhere:

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and Othello showed himself to be adept at extreme-relaxing:

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1 comment:

Texel bungalows said...

Zu welcher Jahreszeit Sie auch nach Texel kommen, genießen Sie dort immer in vollen Zügen von der Natur. In einer prächtigen Umgebung mit Wald, Heide, Dünen und schönen Stränden. Das Schöne an Texel ist, daß Sie bei uns tun und lassen können, wo Sie Lust zu haben, mit einem schönen Bungalow als Zuhause-Basis.

Auf Texel fliegt die Zeit an Ihnen vorbei, so viel gibt es zu sehen und zu tun. Sie finden 120 km Fahrradwege für die schönsten Fahrradtouren, entlang malerischer Dörfer, durch Wälder oder Dünengebiete und einen prächtigen Strand.