Pirates of the Vliehors


Today, Karien and I crossed the Eierlandse Gat to the Island of Vlieland. The southern tip sand flats is called Vliehors and during the week this area is the scene for of 'zero altitude' fighter pilot target practice. On this (for visitors) 'car-less' island we encounter three 4-wheel drive vehicles that scavenge the shoreline. The former 'Reddingshuisje" (rescue hut) is no longer serving it's original function; it is locked-up. Instead it has become a pirate's camp. When a motorbike cruises over the sand flats I am no longer sure whether we are in a scene of Mad Max or Pirates of the Caribbean. Today we are the Pirates of the Vliehors.


Sunday 10 June 2007






















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