We all need courage at the moment…..
Just one of the critters who scamper up and down on the grass next to where out boat is tied up.
The red and yellow beaked mini-chicken and its mother in the background seen near our boat today.
I knew BP were into many things but I didn’t know eel smoking was one of them. This lovely lady was quietly smoking here eels in Monnickendam yesterday.
Eel smokers come in all shapes and sizes but the one below is quite something. I’m sure I saw something similar in an nuclear power station on the TV recently. The eel smoker shown below was at Monnickendam’s eel smoking festival yesterday. It was fair to say it was smokin’.
A man braves the fumes coming out of the eel smoker…
It is fish and eel smoking day in Monnickendam today.
Somebody from Heineken must surely spot one of my posts sooner or later?
We’ve spotted a number of these ‘nests’ made by the Oak Processionary Moths in nearby oak trees here in the Netherlands. We’ve never seen them ever before. That’s global warming for you Mr Trump!!!
But, before blaming Mr Trump too much, it looks like we British might be responsible for introducing this particular (and toxic) pest into Europe. More information here.
I’m back in Holland after a frantic week in London. The dog seems happy to see me!
Do you think Heineken will send me a free bottle of beer for posting this one? I thought this image had a dash of a Rembrandt crowd scene about it….
The frogs here in Holland are all fired up with the need to make love…(lucky frogs!).
A chicken hiding out on (in?) one of the lock gates nearby.
For those of you with expensive tastes…
An image representing the British Conservative Party. The Party is about to sink without trace and probably no bad thing! What a disgraceful shambles they are!!!
Saturday in market day in Monnickendam – delicious food everywhere!
Life is a journey!
What happens when you get your camera settings wrong. It sometimes turns out okay….
This is Bor, who belongs to our very good and highly attractive friend Marloes (sorry, no image of Marloes (yet)). Bor comes to stay with us on the boat on Tuesdays. Bor is an ageing gentleman with creaky bones but he has a fine spirit and a look of constant bemusement on his face.
A big chicken seen lurking in the reeds today…
I am sure somebody will know what kind of plant (weed?) this is. Spotted near Monnickendam (Netherlands) today. Almost like some kind of alien creature!
A slightly more fragrant post than the last one!
The rabbit who lives in the hedge next to our boat…
We saw this Big Chicken today striking the strangest of poses. Drying off her wings perhaps (we assume it was a she)?
The Big Chicken – Strange Pose
Moral: never take a dog with you when you are recording soundscapes!
Please click on the Soundcloud link below, close your eyes and join me for a walk in the woods at Hemmeland – a wooded area close to Monnickendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
Hemmeland is a great place to see nature, picnics, sunbathing and for dog walks. At Hemmeland you’ll find a mixture of wildlife, flowers, plants, trees, beaches and much more. There was a northeasterly wind today blowing at between 10-15 Knots. You’ll hear quite a lot of noise generated as the wind blew through the treetops. You’ll also hear the dog sniffing around.
There’s not too much about Hemmeland on the Internet but you can look at my photographs of Hemmeland by clicking on this link to visit my Adobe Spark Hemmeland page (scroll down when you get there)
See all other soundscapes here.