Wadden Sea


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I am so fortunate to live close to the Dutch Waddenzee and often go there for long walks. Of course I take a lot of photo’s of which you will see some in my portfolio. But I also created a special page for the most stunning photo’s of glorious Wadden Sunsets which are not just to me but to many people, very special. Please enjoy!

The Wadden Sea stretches from Den Helder, in the northwest of the Netherlands, past the great river estuaries of Germany to its northern boundary at Skallingen in Denmark along a total coastline of some 500 km (310 mi) and a total area of about 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi). Within the Netherlands it is bounded from the IJsselmeer by the Afsluitdijk. The Wadden Sea’s coastline has been heavily modified by man. Extensive systems of dikes and causeways make it among the most human-altered on the planet.[3]

The German part of the Wadden Sea was the setting for the 1903 Erskine Childers novel The Riddle of the Sands.

The word wad is Dutch for “mud flat” (Low German and German: Watt, Danish: Vade). The area is typified by extensive tidal mud flats, deeper tidal trenches (tidal creeks) and the islands that are contained within this, a region continually contested by land and sea.[4]

The landscape has been formed for a great part by storm tides in the 10th to 14th centuries, overflowing and carrying away former peat land behind the coastal dunes. The present islands are a remnant of the former coastal dunes.

Towards the North Sea the islands are marked by dunes and wide sandy beaches, and towards the Wadden Sea a low, tidal coast. The impact of waves and currents carrying away sediments is slowly changing both land masses and coastlines. For example, the islands of Vlieland and Ameland have moved eastwards through the centuries, having lost land on one side and added it on the other. (Source: Wikipedia)

My Wadden Photo Book:
From Saal Digitaal, I received a generous token to create a photo book and of course I have chosen some of my Wadden photos. Read more……

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