Monday, September 06, 2010

A new walk, pictures, challenges, wow!

Goodmorning everybody!

Do I have to tell and show you lot of things? Yes, I think you'll have to take a drink and lean back a bit. I will try to keep it as short as possible, but you know me, once started and feeling a kind of "flow", words seem to drip out easily LOL.
Let's start with Saturday.
Oh, outside it ooked real fine, blue sky, with some clouds, sun shining, not too much wind. So in the morning I first did a bit of computering, I did get a few things done. Then Jan woke up, and slowly we started to get dressed and get ready for a walk. It was such nice weather that we could do the trip to Kijkduin.
I will give you a part of the city map, so you will have an idea where that is located, because lots of people know the name of Scheveningen but that's it!
Well, first we took a little ride with the tram, to Loosduinen(it's not on the map but a bit more down at the left corner of the map) otherwise it would take too long to walk all the way.
Then we started there with the walk and I even found a road sign, for bikers that is. At that time we were already some time on our way!

We never go in striaght lines to our goal on these walks, so on the way we took a part of another "parc", also very nice to walk, and looking around you could notice by the vegetation that we were approaching the dunes!
And finally we arrived and I had my first view on the sea(for that day though).
This part of the beach is not so crowded, also not on very warm days, as it is in Scheveningen. See how lovely the weather looks? If you go to the right and keep walking you end up in Scheveningen.
Although we did not had that plan, we still wanted to go to the boulevard of Kijkduin and wedid so by walking along the water side, yeah!
Here Jan looking at some shells with a bit of coral on it.
These shells, we call them "raisorblades".
It was so lovely out there, there was some wind, but just not too much, so you got a wonderful fresh feeling and sniffing up the sea air and hearing a bit the small waves of the sea made my day!
Here some more views on the sea and it's visitors.
The a look at the dunes, that should keep the water away from us LOL. It's isn't a spectacular picture, but I liked the clouds on it.
So we did walk quite a while along the water and then headed towards the dunes slowly to arrive at the boulevard. Walking over the wet sand isn't hard, but heading to the dunes, you will have to plough a bit through the dry sand and that's much more intensive! And when you finally concured that you find yourself at the bottom of stairs that you will have to climb all the way up! Very discouraging LOL!
Only good thing about it that the steps aren't very high. But we managed it and arrived at the boulevard, with lots of little restaurants etc and we alked along side the, till we arrived at the square, with some carrousels for the children.
There we took the "shopping" area of the boulevard, which is very nice, all roofed, so also in winter it is even nice to be. At that time I definately needed something to drink and to sit down for a moment. So we did. I took a very tasty cappucino with wipped cream, yummie, and Jan a malt beer.
After a little while we moved on. Time to start going home. But we first walked back to Loosduinen, where there is a tram that comes near our street, Pffffff, we realy walked some miles that day.
On the way home I didn't take much more pics, but this I liked, because of the colour of the flower. It's a "rose of the dunes" (well, that's the name we give it here)
And we passed some ducks which had a feast meal of rice. And don;t ask me why, but I just love duckies!
It was a marvellous day, I so much enjoyed the walk along the beach, it was a blast!

Can you imagine that I was happy to see my couch after that loooong walk? Yeah, it was nice to sit down again. But in the evening I still did a bit of work on the computer. I made a couple of challenges and oh boy, it feels good when the ideas come popping out your brain and you can actually make them work in a layout.
I can show you one of them today, I have more but I will save something for tomorrow.
This was a word themed challenge on the forum, this time the word friendship. This is what I came up with
Fine, you made another walk with me, hope you liked it. Tomorrow we will go out again, because on Sunday we enjoyed a bit moreof the fantastic weather and did another walkie!
But for now I took enough of your time, so we better go on and post a freebie now.
In one of my favourite colours, purple, and some lighter accents. Named it "Visions".
Have some fun with it, we'll gather agai tomorrow for our second walk, okay?
Have a marvellous day!
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Snowraven aka Silke said...

Great pics , and a lovely walk you two had there ! We have the "razorblades"as well - not surprising as it's the same waters that seperate us , plus obviously the "Rose of the dunes " as well. I'm aiming to get out today as well;Have a great day - hugs Snowy

marzenna79 said...

Woooooooow, beautiful page, thank you very much. :* :)

Edna B said...

Good Morning Kyra. Visions is quite pretty. I love the color too. Thank you so much for the lovely walk. I just love your photos. Sort of like a visit for me. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. I'm still at work, so gotta run. You have a great day. Hugs, Edna B.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Sep. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

MouserMo said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list