I wanted to do this, so I did it and completed it, but I must say on the end it was very though with the last 15 / 20 Km over the beach on the North sea side off Ameland. Between 4 and 4.30 in the morning everybody had too be in "ons Hol " ( a  community centre ) in the town of Hollum, there you good take a cup off coffee or thee before you started at 5 O'clock. I think there where around 250 walkers who started in this 12th rondje Ameland. First we went in the direction off the lighthouse on the west side of the island, after you passed the lighthouse you came on the beach. After a short piece off beach the route goes into the dunes where you pass the grave monument from the 8 horses who died in a rescue attempt in 1979 when they had to pull the beach rescue boat  ' Mr. Adriaan de Bruine ' in to the sea. When you let the dunes behind you they send you on the inside off the sea dike in the direction of the town Nes. On the bottom of the dike runs a road that you must follow but you are not alone there, no there are sheep and to separate the different herds they put down fences and stock guards in the road what is a very difficult object to take when you walk. Sheep are funny animals to look at but sometimes they drop something on the road where you walk and with the little rain we had it starts to get a little messy, but the sheep are a part off the island so we may not complain about it. From Nes, where also the ferry ( www.wpd.nl ) arrives from Holwerd, you walk in the direction of the nature reserve park named "het Oerd " what's on the east side from Ameland. Before you come there you pass one of the many control points where you also can get some refreshments. By this control point named " post Kooiplaats " they give you a lunch bag (Current bun, roll salted licorice, Mars candy bar, roll Dextro Energy, very tasty sausage and a package juice ) and also they gave me a bidon water that I good keep. At "het Oerd " is a nice observation post where you have a beautiful view over the nature reserve park what you later go across to reach the north side of the island where you walk over the beach back in the direction of the town Hollum. When you come back in the town of Hollum, they welcome you with a red rose ( 1 Km for the finish ) and music at the finish where the have a little welcome party for all the participants. This was a very challenging walking event over almost 50 Km whit about 50% paved road and the other 50% you walk over beach and through the nature reserve park. When you decide to do this you only have to bring with you a bottle off water because the organization takes good care for you with all kinds of refreshments and food like a sandwich with cheese or ham, coffee, thee, bouillon and off course the lunch bag. Can only say it was a very good organized event what I shall do again, so see you in the future on the island off Ameland.
Rounding Ameland 2008
The lighthouse called Bornrif at Hollum on Ameland. A nice sunset after we started around 5 oclock in the morning. A lot off walkers on the beach of Ameland. And theres the lighthouse again from Ameland. A monument for the 8 horses from the rescue lifeboat Mr.Adriaan de Bruine. When you read the text you know what teh horses meant for Ameland betekende. You also see this on Ameland a swans couple with there kids. The dike watch sculptured in art. This is next to the art of the dike watch. Here we are going into the moorland. We have to gross this grassland. There is a beautiful herd of grazing horses. This nice dunes area has a watch point called het Oerd. Very nice to walk through. With some other folks on my way to the finish.
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Geüpdate op 11 Januari '15