Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 21: Workum, Piaam and Bird Watching



Bird Sanctuary Walk

After a quiet morning sitting in the sun in Ian and Jerien's garden and watching the wash wave in the gentle breeze, we all climbed into their camper and headed out to Workum to visit a gallery of the artist Jopie Huisman who lived from 1922 to 2000. His most famous work was done in the 1970s. He painted photo real oils of old things he had in the junk shop he owned. Those paintings are amazing, very detailed while artistically composed.

After visiting Workum we drove to Piaam for lunch in the shade of the camper. There was a man there bundling thatch for roofs. Jerien and I walked along the sheep filled dyke from there while Ian and Arvin drove closer to a bird bind along the lake. We met and walked into the hide to watch mute swans and other birds. Ian took photos with his long telephoto.

By now it was time to head home. We ate a delicious vegetarian dinner and spent the rest of the evening playing cards. Before we knew it, it was midnight.

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