Le Tour…

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The wind was in my back most of the way, the scenic route I had in mind was leading to one of the few areas of raised bog in the country on the Friesland/Drenthe border…

The route I had chosen was roughly twenty-five miles to my destination through pasture and forest. The most notable part of the journeys’ avian soundtrack were yellowhammers, a bird which I don’t get to hear so often…

On my arrival I was stunned by the scale of this nature reserve which was too big to explore completely…I only managed to see the Frisian part of the reserve, the Drenthe area is twice the size.

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My interest in this nature reserve were initially spurred on by rumours of cranes…unfortunately on this day they were nowhere to be seen…I did however managed to sight many spoonbills and the odd egret. Further investigation will definitely be necessary in the future…

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The return journey was somewhat more tiresome, this time I had to cycle against the wind and even lost the way adding more miles to my already exhausted legs…so about halfway I needed to boost my rapidly dwindling energy levels with an ice cream and a sugary drink. All in all by the end of the day I had almost cycled sixty-five miles…probably more with all the exploring on the marsh… 😎

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6 responses

  1. gorgeous photo journey

    July 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    • Thank you Jennifer! πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm

  2. Emy Will

    What a wonderful tour and captured so beautifully through your lens ❀

    July 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  3. Beautiful photos. I love the clouds!

    July 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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