|This area is too wet for raising crops or grazing cows, a fact that Hollanders already in the tenth century had discovered, but from the 14th century on the bogs were a lucrative source of fuel: peat!|
|A landscape of long straight strips of land and water was formed - Google maps! - and eventually as a result of erosion lakes and ponds.|
Most of the year the bogs and woods and waterways are undisturbed, but in the weekend in the summer season they are definitely not.
|Nowadays the reeds are harvested for making thatched roofs.|
|Today we enjoyed a unique chance under a bright blue March sky for an afternoon and early evening just the two of us, of paddling and reflecting on (wild)life in general.|