Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Texel

I needed a quiet Queen's Day this year.
So, Texel, a Dutch island located in the North of Holland, in the WaddenSea, seemed the perfect choice to relax and enjoy the nature ;-)

The boat trip (about 20 minutes), between Den Helder and Texel, was lovely ;-)

A great show of seagulls eating bread in the air...:-)
Some passengers were throwing bread at them and they were catching it in flight...

From Texel


From Texel


Texel is lovely...:-)

In all my live, I never saw so many lambs and sheep in the same place...:-) So cute!!

From Texel


From Texel


From Texel


The wool is an important business in Texel...

clothes...

Texelana

From Texel


and creams...

Texelwool and Texelana

From Texel


The prices are very good (about 9 euros) and the products so smooth...I bought several items...:-)

After the shopping, another road trip through the fields...

Texel is so beautiful in this time of year...

The fields are like paintings with bright and colourful flowers...

From Texel


From Texel


From Texel


From Texel


More beautiful, indeed, when the flowers lead us to the sea...

De Koog...a large and beautiful beach of white sand...a nice place to walk, to listen to the sea, to lay down and relax...

From Texel


From Texel


From Texel


Meanwhile, it was time for dinner...

From Texel


The choice was the oldest pub of the island: the Restaurant of the Seven Provinces...

From Texel


I felt at home, in Portugal, the smell was so good as I just opened the door...

and the fish, oh yes, very good...

From Texel


I liked also Texel's beer...

From Texel


The great surprise of this day? ...the several fires in the island...the Meierblis or the May Fires...
According to folk experts, the meierblis is a remainder of the German traditional fire used to dissipate the spirits of the winter.

From Texel


From Texel


(to be continued)

3 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Que interessante. Que bom que é vir a este blogue e viajar um bocadinho!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sandra dearest, this is enchanting once again. Thank you for bringing me into your world that I have fallen in love with!

Have a lovely day, dear queen! Anita

Aledys Ver said...

Exquisite post - loved Texel, definitely going to go!
Lovely pictures - the fish looks delicious!