Wildcamping in the dunes

Wildcamping in the dunes

After cycling 80 kilometers from the province of Utrecht to the east coast of The Netherlands, I finally arrived. I drive through narrow roads into the dunes. This place is full of people for recreation who walk and cycle. I ‘m surprised because it’s pretty cold here on the coast. Paths are everywhere and I lose my sense of direction in a minute. It is rather difficult to find the beach quickly. It’s already 3:00 pm and the sun goes down at 4:30 pm, I hopefully can set up my tent before it is dark.

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After an hour ride through the dunes -which is really a great experience- I arrived at the beach. A quick photo shoot of the sunset. I put my bike locked somewhere and walk with my backpack over the last dune to the beach. The sky is clear with a few clouds and that delivers wonderful pictures.

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No suitable pitch, it’s too crowded. There are fences with barbed wire to keep visitors away of the dunes, maybe I should not be doing this…

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I’ll take my chances. I find a place where the wire is a little bit loose. It is less crowded here. I work my bag and my bike over the barbed wire. Now or never. No people. Let’s go. Pff… succeeded, let’s hope no one saw me.

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Moments later my tent is set up in the dunes with a beautiful view of the beach. I can make dinner in peace now. The sun is still going down…