After a busy week at home, we decided to go away for a couple of days.
So we booked a hotel on Monday afternoon and left on Tuesday morning: to the Dutch North Sea Coast!
And guess what? The weather forecasts promised us lots of rain & a real storm...
We decided to drive via Belgium to the province of Zeeland (in the south-west of the Netherlands). And our first stop was the idyllic Veere. Unfortunately, it was raining cats & dogs and too windy to even think about getting out the camera :) I was happy I could get myself from the car to a little 'brasserie' without any accident!!
But even in the rain, Veere seems to be very beautiful, lots of historic buildings and nice restaurants & shops. Definitely a place to visit again in spring and/or summer.
Then we continued via several bridges belonging to the Delta Werken / Delta Works that are built to protect the land from the sea (this is where the North Sea Flood in 1953 took place). Impressive works, I have to say!
And so we got to our final destination: Rockanje. After a cup of tea the rain stopped and the sun all of a sudden appeared: time for a walk along the beach. Look what a beautiful sunset:
The next morning we went for a run on the beach, followed by a well-deserved breakfast :)
And then to the 'Maasvlakte' where we admired some big container ships arriving and where the wind mills were on full speed (because of the storm, remember?):
In the afternoon we went to Brielle, a fortified city, very charming and beautifully maintained:
By the way, the hotel was in American Lodge style:
Cosy, isn't it?
But, holidays are over, it's back to reality as from tomorrow :)
Have a great week!