Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Sunday, June 10, 2007

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 scen 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.

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