It is summer and I am enjoying every opportunity to ride my race bike. It is about enjoying endurance sports and relaxation, as contradictory as it seems, because I choose scenic destinations along the water or through the farm fields, close to Mother Nature, as it is extremely relaxing.
And for that my choice for today’s challenge is Still Life.
I left Amsterdam heading north through Waterland, an environmentally protected area, which offers a cycle path along the Ij lake. From there I went through the farms crossing some villages and returned to the path along the water.
I stopped at a familiar place, which is always empty, where I usually stop before heading back home, to enjoy the sight of the Marken lake. This time I wasn’t alone as I saw people sunbathing and several windsurfers taking advantage of a day with wind force 20-26 knots. I surely felt its power while going up north against the wind.
I stayed there for a long time watching the surfers and wishing I had been doing the same. I wasn’t alone admiring them.
As the wind got stronger I left the place, not forgetting to stop 6 km later to buy organic ice-cream from a lovely 80 years old farmer.
It was another beautiful and relaxing day.
I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.
Shot with an iPhone5.
The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Challenger’s Choice
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