Ideal circumstancepublished: 2008-12-09
It's pouring. Outside, people in anoracks are balancing umbrellas in bikes. They are here to enjoy nature and so this is exactly what they must and shall do: enjoy nature. This island in the North of Holland is known for its magnificent lighting; that dusty, filtered light over endless seas and a landscape of dunes, the rare flora. The vast coastal sandbanks to hike on, the paths to bike on. But today, all is grey. The great call of nature has been blanketed in mist. I do not feel like I should be outside. And I therefore have no excuse to venture away from my laptop.