|View of West Terschelling village, harbor and lighthouse|
Many of the homes and buildings on the island were built from lumber washed ashore from shipwrecks. There are hundreds of shipwrecks surrounding the island. There is a great museum filled with items washed ashore or salvaged around the island. The island is a few miles wide and 15 miles long, and I really wish I had brought my running shoes. But it was perfect to explore by bike. During certain times of year at low tide you can even go Mudflat Hiking, or Wadlopen, and actually walk from the mainland to the island via the tidal flat. The Husband did this a few years ago, and I didn't go because I didn't think I was in shape to do it. It was before I lost my weight.
The entire Northwest coast of the island is one long wide beach. It was pretty empty when we were there in mid-July, since August is really vacation month in Europe. Terschelling is considered a low-key vacation spot, mostly for campers. No big fancy hotels here. Lots of Dutch and German high school students arrive by the boat full as part of school trips. Did I mention the drinking age is 16 in my last post? Steer clear of any cafe marketed "Disco" at night - that is key word for drunk children as far as I'm concerned. That was the only negative thing I encountered our whole trip. Maybe it is just my age, where that sort of thing really annoys me.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my last post! I am working through each of the things on the list instead of wallowing in frustration and indecision. I am happy to report that my pool nolonger has algae (or at least it doesn't today), we decided to rent our home in Denver again, instead of selling it (thanks to recent neighborhood foreclosures) and I have booked Skyler's 8th bday party at a local waterslide. Check, check, check. School started this week for the kids and trying to start new habits for the kids and myself right off the bat!