Out In The Heath: Turnhouts Vennengebied

Where K and I live, there’s  lots of almost untouched nature and  farming activity. Half of the cars on the road are used in agriculture and there are vegetable and fruit farms scattered through out the landscape. There’s a strawberry automat next to the road that leads from my town to K’s and it’s fully stocked again since this weekend! It’s a must stop when  we meet each other again at the end of the week. Hmmmmm. After eating what felt like my body weight in strawberries on Sunday morning, we decided to go check out a heath that apparently lies in between our hometowns. I never knew it was there and that’s a true crime! It’s seriously amazing up there. Wild birds are flying from puddle to puddle, there’s new sights to discover behind every bush and it’s so peaceful to look over the vast lands and feel the wind touch your skin. The sun wasn’t shining, but the temps were nice enough so I didn’t need much of a jacket. We took the smallest tour, but went off-trail here and there to see more of the area. The heath itself is protected and breeding season is also in full swing, so we weren’t allowed behind the barbed wire fences, but boy, did we enjoy the day. I was a bit sad when we went homewards again at noon. I can’t wait to go back and see the little ducklings in early summer!

I’m having a lot of “first times” this week, haha. The first strawberries of the year and my first time at the heath are not the only new things coming my way. I also had my first real client appointment today (which did not go so well), I’ll be driving alone for the first time tomorrow and on Wednesday I turn 21 for the first time. Well, and the last. 

I hope your weekend was as fun as mine! I’ll be back Thursday with a post… for the 376th time.

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  1. 22 April 2013 / 17:37

    AHH! These pictures are making me swoon! It looks so picturesque. I'm sorry your first client appointment did not go well, but you can only do better. Everyone has to learn sometime, right? <3 Happy ALMOST birthday!

  2. 22 April 2013 / 18:16

    Mooi stukje natuurgebied seg! Ik ben zoo blij dat het terug aardbeienseizoen is πŸ™‚
    Naomi, x

  3. 22 April 2013 / 18:29

    you are so cute.
    and these pictures are gorgeous!


  4. 22 April 2013 / 19:23

    Mooie foto's waar is da wel? Alvast proficiat voor woensdag. 21 is een mijlpaal πŸ™‚

    X Audrey

  5. 22 April 2013 / 22:48

    Oh! It looks so beautiful!! I'm definitely one for adventures and exploring new places, particularly in nature! We just got back from France and by golly it is green and beautiful and although we were only there for a few days, I wish I could call it home. We live in a beautiful world!
    Tessa Lynn

  6. 22 April 2013 / 23:25

    That's so very cool! Love the nature shots πŸ™‚

  7. 22 April 2013 / 23:25

    Yay for first strawberries. Don't you love finding new nature places close to home. Makes you appreciate everything more and more. Gorgeous photos too.

  8. 23 April 2013 / 00:54

    in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

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  9. 23 April 2013 / 08:54

    Wauw prachtige foto's! Zo krijg ik meteen zin om terug "op den buiten" te gaan wonen, maar diep vanbinnen ben ik toch een stadsmeisje πŸ˜€
    En alvast een gelukkige verjaardag!

  10. 23 April 2013 / 10:23

    Nope, def not as fun as yours. Study-mode! Echt prachtig daar!!!
    en proficiat met de Eerste client appointment. Het zal wel beter zijn gegaan als je denkt πŸ˜‰

  11. 23 April 2013 / 12:07

    Such a lovely place for a walk! You look so cute in that shirt πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear your first client appointment didn't go well – but you can learn from it and do even better next time! πŸ™‚

    Happy birthday for Wednesday when it arrives πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

  12. 23 April 2013 / 21:03

    OH MY, the nature around you guys is AMAZING. so spectacular!!! would love to see some of that in person!

  13. 23 April 2013 / 23:40

    Nikki, these photos are SO beautiful! There's something so beautiful about untouched nature. And what a great week for firsts – I hope that your 21st is a good one! πŸ™‚

  14. 24 April 2013 / 09:34

    Amazing photos. I love this place. Sorry your real first client appointment didnΒ΄t go so well <3


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