|Parking for the night @ Lelystad|
|Beach of Urk - for some reason empty in July|
|Urk from the lighthouse|
|Wind well used|
|Put your hands in and push - but what happens inside?|
Schokland was an attractive settlement area in the Middle Ages when it was much larger, but by the 19th century it was under continuous threat of flooding due to the rise in sea level. By then the Schoklanders had retreated to the three most elevated parts: Emmeloord, Molenbuurt, and Middelbuurt. A major flood in 1825 brought massive destruction, and in 1859 the government decided to end permanent settlement on Schokland and the last inhabitants had to leave the island. Today Schokland is a popular archeological site and hosts the Schokland Museum where many of the artefacts found in the area are exhibited.
|Church of Schokland|
|Interesting museum @ Schokland|
We were fascinated that rocks found around Schokland originate from Scandinavia, transported to the south by glaciers.
|Harbour of Schokland out of use|
|Veggie and meat sausages sharing the griddle ;-)|
|Flower of the Day|