Four minutes of British sci-fi banter to start your day.
Daughter created a beautiful painting, but it was ruined by a leaking water bottle. Boo to all manufacturers who promise leak free bottles. You keep on lying.
Beavers became extinct in this country somewhere in the 19th century. Late twentieth century reintroduction programs started and since then the number of beavers living in our country grew. This map shows you sightings of beavers in The Netherlands in the past six months. As you can see, Flevoland, the province where we went for a hike yesterday, is a hot spot for beavers as well. Once we knew what to look for, we saw signs of beaver activity everywhere. Like small trees along the shores that had snapped.
Clearly due to beavers gnawing the tree trunk.
We spotted a lot of beaver sized paths as well. Interesting fact is that the beavers weren’t officially reintroduced in Flevoland, but their presence is the result of some of them escaping Natuurpark Lelystad (which is on the other side of the province). They clearly fare well on this side of the province too.
I’ve never been a fan of polder life. Too windy. I prefer forests. But now that my house is built in what used to be a polder I spend more time walking about flat treeless land. And the things you see more of, you start to appreciate better. Especially on windless days and the smell of freshly mown grass to accompany me on my daily stroll through the neighbourhood.
I’ve walked past this house plenty of times before. Only now I noticed how they incorporated their house number. Very clever solution to avoid blemishing the beautiful wooden cladding with a not so beautiful number shield.
A neighbourhood with lots of canals comes with its own maintenance equipment. This is a boat with a gripping arm to clear the shores.