Monday, September 21, 2009

Den Helder.

These photographs were taken today in and on our way to Den Helder to visit friends.... It's a lovely city. Only 45 minutes away (could be more, could be less... lol) from Amsterdam.




windmills, of course....


It's an old fishing village..... and like any other coastal city, there are lots of boats, yachts, and ships.


People are warm and friendly. They also love the outdoors... like this one, hosting a kiddie birthday party outside their home ......


Den Helder is known for its beaches, beautiful sand dunes and lakes too.......



This is one place in Holland where horses & would-be equestrians go for a little walk on the beach




Our old friend Mickie and daughter, cuddly Em.............





And of course, his wife Mommy Res.



On our way back, we met a fold of Highland kyloes, the oldest known cattle breed which dates back as far as the 12th century. We walked right in front of them. Such beautiful animals.... huge, too! I took several pictures, except that they didn´t come out well because I was quite nervous and my iPhone camera didn´t have a flash. A few years ago, during a trip to Scotland, I heard about these rare kyloes and hoped that we see some along the way. We didn´t. And well, what do you know?! I never thought I´d be seeing them here!!! lol

Don´t you just love weekends? I know, I do! ;)

22 comments:

buday said...

I love how you tweaked the pictures to look like they were drawn. The picture of Mickie & Em and that of the outdoor kiddie party deserve to be framed. Ka-dianis!

Puede download? Hahaha.

Sol said...

kun haputun ako arin san semana an pinakagusto ko, an simbag, week end!!! there will always be a YEHEY for that from the kids... sadto ugang... :(.. kay nyan may review kami huhuhu wa na ako week end... anyway, an produkto sadi, pag mayad an result san achievement tests sa Marso (adaw kaawat pa na sakripisyo aguy-aguy) enjoy all your weekends urawang igwa :=D

cherie said...

kagayun san pagluwas sadi na pictures!! ay badaw kay na-nerbiyos si manay. very nice weekend! ako, gusto ko man kun ma-lamiyerda, hahahaha!

rwidiani said...

that's a long way from hengelo, isn't it? :)) shall we arrange another day for my visit, mbak maris?

Anna said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend. I did, too, kay irinuman galore. Fiesta baya didi sa village, he he

Droomvla said...

@Buday: Thank you, dear. Nagwagol wagol an talinga ko. hahahahahaha

Bay-i kay i-email ko saimo para mas hataas an resolution. :)

Droomvla said...

@Sol: Ngalas ako kun nanu kay may review an mga batit para sana an achievement test. An gin me measure dida an naukodan san batit during the regular school year. Nanu kay nagpapa review? Sin-o an principal dida kay ireklamo ta! HAHAHAHAHAA

Droomvla said...

@Cherie: Purbari anay maglakat sa kataning nan kahampangan sin mga 40 na bulls of 500 kgs basi pa masabutan mo an gusto ko sabihon. HAHAHAHAHAHA

Droomvla said...

@rwidiani: It is quite far, but it was a long overdue kraambezoek. We had been postponing it because they were either unavailable, or we weren´t. Seperti kita. HAHAHAHA

Let´s set a date for your visit to HEngelo.

Droomvla said...

@Anna: Mayad pa kamo kay tagay tagay na lamang. Nanu an pulutan? LOL Di ko masabutan nanu kay may sadiri na fiesta an village. Nya, pan-o na kun fiesta san banwa? kaentra ulit kamo??? Just wondering... hahahahahaha

thamarai said...

sweet..:)..I love the way you have added effects to your pictures....weekends are always fun..when when I end up just lazing around..:)

Droomvla said...

@buday: ay sus... amo na ini an pinaka clear na picture san scottish kyloe. I was able to take 5 shots kay kurokadali man baya kami kay kun suagon baya, anay haralabaon an sungay. lol

Droomvla said...

@thamarai: our weekends are mostly for visitations.... This is one reason why my Monday morning is always free. Because I catch up with house chores on Monday mornings! lol

I wish I could just laze around and have a glass of rose while watching old films or reading a book. Really... lol

Jesusa said...

i love the photos, talagang sobra an pagka-artistic. did you use photoshop?

buday said...

Yey! Thank you thank you.

A Touch of Dutch said...

Great photos! I love the touch you've given them! The boats photo is fantastic! I've never visited Den Helder & I've never seen a kyloe! Thanks for sharing these :-)

Droomvla said...

@Jesusa: Thanks! Yes, I used photoshop and all other kinds of "shops". LOL

Droomvla said...

@A Touch of Dutch: Thanks! I highly recommend the place. It's not very crowded, and the sand dunes are fantastic. We also saw rabbits and hares. It was quite a treat. :)

BTW, I still have to email you the Hengelo stuff. :)

Aledys Ver said...

Lovely post! I also love weekends, especially when it doesn't rain ... (mmm....) and you can take short trips like this one somewhere new. Your day was obviously sooooo dianis (I confess I had to go back to my post to remember what the word was hehe)
Cheers!

~Lopa said...

love the pics...

I love weekends...
i love vacations...
and i am feeling like i want one right now.....aaaahh

Droomvla said...

@Aledys: Hmmmm... where did you learn that word? lol... I mean, `dianis´!! HAHAHAAHAHAHA

It means, nice. LOL

Droomvla said...

@Lopa: It's close to where you live, Lopa. I live in Overijssel and it took us 3 hours to get there. But it was worth the trip, especially because I saw those kyloes this time. They're really beautiful! I wanted to touch them, but I was too nervous and excited to do anything. I just took pictures --- which didn´t come out well because it was already dark.... Jammer! (sigh)