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Another Indian Summer in Rockanje

September 6, 2012

I’ve been living here for over a year now. The years before I lived in other beach resorts, like Nice (Côte d’Azur), Brighton and St. Leonards-on-Sea. There’s quite a difference between these towns and the village of Rockanje, on the island of Voorne-Putten. Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, where the richest people of the world reside. Brighton is more and more becoming London-on-Sea, where many wealthy yuppies working in the City choose to live. St. Leonards-on-Sea is the place for artists and retired academics. But in none of these places you will find sandy beaches, like in Rockanje.

True, Elton John doesn’t live over the road, I don’t have the same physician as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and when I go shopping I won’t meet Whoopie Goldberg in the village supermarket, but living here is quite affordable and I live very close to the beach.

This is the lawn next to my house during the summer season. Many people from all over the country, even from Germany, visit the beach to catch the sun and have a swim in the North Sea.

The same lawn today, September 6, 2012. Completely empty.

Salsa Beach Club. I haven’t got a clue what it’s like, but it seems to be a nice place for coffee and cake.

Another beach club, called ‘View’. From the terrace you can see the island of Goeree-Overflakkee and the North Sea.

This is my bike. Dutch people call this a ‘granny’s bike’. I have a basket to put in front, for shopping, and picknicks on the beach (maybe next year).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2012 4:48 pm

    Doesn’t look too uncomfortable, i guess…

  2. Saskia Bouwmeester-Hagen permalink
    September 7, 2012 4:20 pm

    Je woont in een labrador paradijs Jaap! Strand om de hoek…………. 🙂
    Groetjes van Saskia en Wim Bouwmeester en een poot van Missy

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