Although this walk is called the "Purperreiger wandeling" (Purple heron Walk), I was not able to make photo's of them but we will return another day and try again. I definitely need a binocular to watch the different birds in this wetland area. This area is called the "Zouweboezem", and is one of the most important breeding ground for many birds and it has the biggest population of purple herons in the Netherlands. They breed in the reed beds.
Let's start the walk:
Blooming Elderberry bush
Hand-woven duck nesting basket and beautiful water lilies.
Oude Zederik canal
A mini version
This used to be a mill, it has a reed roof just like the Vlietmolen.
Far away we can see the TV tower of IJsselstein
We walked through a small village called Sluis, situated on the Lekdijk (Lek is the river and dijk is dike)
A few dike houses.
View from the dike over the river Lek.Fresh eggs from free-range chickens for sale, I couldn't resist and bought two cartons. Money could be deposit in the little blue box. Good to see that there are still people who have trust in others....
The neighbor had a turkey roaming around
Walking on the other side of the Zouweboezem from where we can see the mill, we passed earlier, in the distance.
Reflections of the reed beds
Stacks of reed
You don't expect a bison here...
An old farmhouse.
Reed roof covered with moss. I like the texture.
Chimney cap with wind indicator
An idea for your unused teapot?
Last but not least: goats enjoying the scenery
All of these pictures are best viewed by clicking on them to enlarge!