Photographer's Note

‘Bredene - Dunes and beaches of the North Sea’

My last photos of dunes and beaches to end my short series on my visit to the seaside.

Luckily I had gone during weekdays with the first nice weather in March.
During the Easter holidays that have just ended, a total of about 2,5 million overnight stays were recorded on the coast in Belgium.
You should know that our coast is only 65 km long.

The success was due to the beautiful weather in the second week of the holiday and during the Easter weekend.
The atmosphere is completely different on busy days. Just like in the summer holidays. Many love it, but I prefer the coast on calm (and preferably sunny) days in a different season.


Across this sea lies a strange and mysterious land (not visible from Belgium, only from certain places in France).
Historically and culturally it is a part of Europe.
However, a few years ago a majority of their population chose to distance themselves a little more from Europe.
Since October 2021 we’re no longer allowed to enter the UK with our national identity card, but we need a passport. Hard to believe that by their exit of the EU they require all visitors of EU-countries to show a passport upon arrival.
With my regular Belgian identity card I can visit Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania, all countries that are not a member of the EU. Some have applied for membership, others do not want this at all. But they all admit visitors from the EU on presentation of the national identity card.
So what’s actually the UK's intention???

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6890 W: 24 N: 16205] (63452)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-03-10
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-04-18 23:57
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Points: 40
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