Tag weather

Tornado Alley

My summer holiday of 2012 was a 3000 mile road trip in the United States. It was one of my best holidays ever. So, how come I never wrote about it here? The answer is simple. Since I arrived back…

Crazy weather records

The Dutch are experiencing the coldest spring since 1984. In fact, this years spring might be one of the coldest since 1901. This weather fact is reported as hard news by De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper of the Netherlands. Although this news…

Horse

I don’t go for a walk that often. But when I do, I try to bring my camera with me. Most often, the camera stays in the bag without being used. But not today. Next to our ‘Kruiskerk’, a 12th century…

Weekend-on-ice

This past weekend, winter said goodbye. For the last time, thousands of people enjoyed the frozen canals and lakes. Including me. I went ice skating near the famous Bartlehiem tile bridge (Dutch). And I crossed the official Bonkefeart finish line…

Winter in Friesland

I almost wanted to write nothing beats winter in Friesland. Just in time, I figured out that I don’t even like winter so much. Anyway, enjoy these new photographs.

Elfstedentocht?

The moment winter arrives in the Netherlands, most people are interested in just one thing. Will there be an Elfstedentocht? For some reason, the Dutch are obsessed with speed skating and especially this 11 Town Tour (Elfstedentocht). The 200km (125-mile) tour…

It’s sunny in January

It’s a crazy winter. Last year, Friesland was covered with snow. Lots of snow. The canals were frozen and we were anticipating the elfstedentocht. This year, temperatures hardly drop below zero. It feels like spring. Above are three unedited photos I…

#storm

“The situation is Burgum is somewhat critical” according to a reporter of Dutch news channel NOS. First, Burgum, thats where I live! Second, OK, there’s heavy rain, strong northwesterly winds and risk of some flooding… but to call the situation…