Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Land of the Long High Dijke
This photo was taken from the dijke - behind me and level with me was the North Sea - when the dijkes broke in Zeeland in 1953 most of this land and its houses were completely submerged.
I arrived home from the Netherlands today after a long flight from Schipol Airport Amsterdam - One of my last trips was to New Zealands namesake 'Zeeland' - The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa which means 'The land of the long white cloud' - Zeeland would suit the Maori name for 'The land of the long high dijke'. --- I will post again soon about this pretty part of The Netherlands - for now its a good long sleep - tomorrow I will post again - my brain will be unclogged and I will be less inclined to write double dutch.