JejakBeDe.online - Once Upon A Time at the beach of Rhine River Bank in Netherland. Actually, this is an old story. Many years ago I visited Netherland as a participant in a short course.
Time goes fast. Last day I succeeded to open my old harddisk. The harddisk was in my broken laptop.
I found many photos collection that I archived since 2006. Included some photos when I visited Netherland. I focused on some photos at the Rhine River Beach. I thought it was a wonderful moment.
The story began when my 19 colleagues and I were selected to follow a short course in Netherland. The topic of the course was about climate change.
|The participants of Stunned Short Course of Climate Change|
The selection was a long process. It was for about one year. Until we forgot that we had applied for the course. We applied for the climate change course in April 2011 and flew to Netherland the next April.
Stunned Neso was the sponsor of the course. They have a list of institutions in Indonesia who can apply for their program. There are some programs that they offer to the Indonesian civil servants every year.
So by this course, that was my first journey abroad. The first time I had a passport. Yeaaaa 😊😊😊.
The other course:
Our climate change short course based in Wageningen. A small city located about 90 km to the south-east of Amsterdam. We would have stayed there for about one month.
Wageningen is a beautiful place. There are many trees around it. Its atmosphere looks like in a village in Indonesia. Of course, Wageningen is more modern than villages in Indonesia.
|Side of Wageningen, behind of Hotel Hof Van Wageningen|
The beauty of Wageningen is completed with Rhine River that flows near the city. From someplace, we can enjoy the view of the river.
|The Rhine River views from Belmonte Arboretum Wageningen|
Back in our course, it consisted of class sessions and excursion sessions by visiting some places. The class session was in a meeting room in Hotel Hof van Wageningen where we stayed.
The excursion session took by visiting some institutions and some sites related to the course topic. Mostly every Saturday.
I want to write about an excursion moment when we visited a site in Millangen, about 40 km from Wageningen. The site name is Millingerwaard. Located near the border between Netherland and Germany.
So, we could see the Germany's land only a few meters across the street to the site.
|Millingerwaard which located at delta of Rhine River in Netherland|
We saw some trees which lived many years ago. It can be a piece of information about the past climate. By comparing it with the recent climate, the result is climate change information.
From the bus park, we should walk to the site. We walked across the Rhine River bank. Although only a river, it has wonderful sand. It looks like the sand at the beach.
When we crossed, it was also seen several ships crossing the Rhine River. We didn't know what kind of ships. We supposed one of them might be a tour boat.
|A ship in the Rhine River|
The Rhine itself flows from the Alps in Switzerland which then flows through Germany with its mouth in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Dutch name for Rhine is "Rijn". Based on Wikipedia, it mentioned that when crossing the border into the Netherlands the Rhine is at its widest.
The rhine river then splits into three main distributaries, they are Waal, Nederrijn ("Nether Rhine") and IJssel.
Its length is about 1.230 km. Therefore the Rhine River is also a busy transportation route for most countries in Europe.
The wonderful sand at Rhine River bank made me want to wait for sunset here. I thought it would be a memorable sunset.
About sunset (in Bahasa):
|Enjoying the beach of Rhine River|
What should we do, we were locked by a tight schedule. At 05.30 pm we started to go back to Wageningen. Left an opportunity to enjoy the sunset in the Rhine River Bank.