Lighthouse village of Texel

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The water between Texel and Vlieland is very treacherous, because different currents meet there. This placed ships in trouble regularly. The large amount of ships that ran aground off the coast of Texel (72 in the period 1848 - 1860) was cause for the notary of Texel at that time, to campaign for the construction of a lighthouse. This lighthouse was built on the northern-most point of Texel in 1864. A bit further to the south east you will find a jetty. From this point touristic ferry services are organized to the neighbouring island of Vlieland. Highland cattle are grazing in the Dunes of Texel National Park next to a lovely little lighthouse village.

Photo taken on the Dutch island Texel. Highland cattle grazing in the Dunes of Texel next to the lighthouse of Texel.

De vuurtoren staat aan het uiterste noordpunt van het eiland. Een eindje verderop, zuidoostwaarts, is een steiger gebouwd vanwaar tussen mei en september een toeristische veerdienst naar het buureiland Vlieland wordt georganiseerd. De vuurtoren op Texel werd in 1864 gebouwd. De reden was dat er door het ontbreken van een baken heel veel schepen strandden. Dat de vuurtoren er nu nog staat is te danken aan een beschermende asfaltglooiing die er moet voor zorgen dat hij niet weggespoeld wordt door de sterke zeestroming tussen beide eilanden. Je moet weten dat deze toren, nauwelijks 150 jaar geleden, nog 3 km van de zee verwijderd stond. De vuurtoren is nog steeds bemand. In de winter overdag en ’s zomers zolang het licht is, zijn de vuurtorenwachters aanwezig. Zij houden de scheepvaart in de gaten tussen Texel en Vlieland en op de Waddenzee. Schotse hooglanders grazen in de duinen vlak voor het vuurtorendorpje en de vuurtoren van Texel.

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  1. Michael--B [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Michelangelo's Box (Invited Images Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. *Saariy* 71 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful work dear friend !! Well done.





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  3. Faddoush 71 months ago | reply

    Excellent framing and capture! lovely composition and setting.

  4. freemysoul 71 months ago | reply

    2 highlanders op rij tegen een prachtige achtergrond, Ben.

    Skye is een prachtig stukje Schotland, echt de moeite waard om naar toe te gaan.

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  5. mariedoucet 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paisajes de pueblos y campos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. Frits1942 71 months ago | reply

    Mooie Texel reclame maak jij Ben!

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  7. linoush2000 71 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot and scenery.

  8. nilslennart 71 months ago | reply

    Interesting view.

  9. jjan9 70 months ago | reply

    great composition

  10. Bas Kers (NL) 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Coastal sand dunes of Europe, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Ioana Romania 63 months ago | reply

    Absolutely beautiful! I love lighthouses, but this one surrounded by a village is the most interesting one.

  12. Y~L .... [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    like this perspective , Ben !!!

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  13. crafty1tutu (Ann) 62 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photo!! We saw Highland Cattle during a trip to Scotland recently - I love them.

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  14. cuxclipper  61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Leuchttürme & Feuerschiffe / Lighthouses & Lightships / Faros , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lighthouses around the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. AngelasTravels 43 months ago | reply

    fantastic - and I love Highland cattle - got very excited with my camera whenever I saw them when driving around Scotland! thanks for the interesting write up - the vilage around the light house is very cute too!

  17. Frits1942 43 months ago | reply

    Hoi Ben, mooie foto. Op Texel ben ik geboren en opgegroeid.

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