You probably don't think of beaches that go on forever, massive sand sculptures or dreamy Argentine Tango music and dancing by the sea with the glow of the setting sun kissing the dancers faces.
But that is exactly what I saw on my first brilliant day in the Netherlands.
Thanks to Anja my tour guide for the first day we took it all in. She is a pro Tango dancer and had committed to DJing for the club that evening. She had also found the great sand sculpture exhibit and sea wall art.
Photos courtesty of Anja from The Curly Traveller
This is how I reacted when I saw a guy that was casually sitting on a bench nearby unzip his pants and start to show off his ahem… package.
Nothing to see there.
The beach truly was massive and went on as far as I could see on either side. It was also very shallow, and you could walk very far out into the sea. The water was cool and fresh on my toes.
I'm still amazed at the location of the Tango, right on the beach and also at the level of the dancers, many of whom were instructors or owned their own schools. It really was a fabulous show.
I was asked by two wonderful gentlemen to get up and dance but I had only slept 2 hours in past 2 days and in all honesty was totally intimidated by their wicked dance skills. Instead I was happy to record and take photos of the romantic venue and soak up the wonderful ambiance.
Looking back I kind of regret I didn't push myself a bit more. Ah well. Next time.
Here is a bit of the Tango action that I recorded…
That was the end of my first day in the Netherlands…
Not a bad start I'd say…